Manchester United fans turned on Louis van Gaal after their poor defeat at home to Southampton.
The 64-year-old observed his team slip five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham and 10 points adrift of leaders Leicester thanks to Charlie Austin’s 87th-minute winner on his Saints debut.
Van Gaal admitted after the final whistle that fans’ support for him had sunk to an all-time low.
“Yes, because it was very clear,” the United manager said when asked if it was the worst reaction he had heard to a result during his time in charge at Old Trafford.
“I can understand also because I have seen also a poor match.”
“I cannot change that feeling. I can only work hard with my players to improve our game.”
“I am disappointed. We have to change this. That is my job and not an easy job at the moment.”
Van Gaal had no qualms with the supporters who aimed their fury at him during and after the match.
“You cannot say that they (the fans) are not right,” he said.
“Nevertheless we have won three times in 2016 and a draw so we have very good results in January but we could not show it in this game. I did not see that confidence today.”