Van Gaal admits opposition teams may no longer fear Manchester United

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that the club has lost it’s fear factor this season.

Following consecutive defeats against Sunderland and FC Midtjylland, the Red Devils will travel to League One club Shrewsbury Town for the fifth round of FA Cup on Monday night.

Asked whether the Red Devils had lost they fear factor, Van Gaal said: “Do teams fear United anymore?

“When you see the last two games it is maybe like that.”

“But then we have to make them fear again because we lost my very first Premier League match against Swansea at Old Trafford but then we established a very good home record last season.

“We can do it again but it is a question of winning matches in a row.”

“Maybe Shrewsbury think it’s an easier job now. I hope so, because then it’s a benefit for us.”

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