Louis Van Gaal unsure if he can motivate United players

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal admits he doesn’t know if he can motivate the players after defeat at Stoke City.

Van Gaal says everyone must take responsibility after a winless run of four games.

“That is now the big issue, I have tried to do everything but the pressure shall be higher and higher with every match,” he told MUTV.

“That is the problem now.”

“It is more difficult because I am also part of the four matches we have lost so people are looking at me and I have to deal with that, but more importantly the players have to deal with that because they are the ones who have to perform.”

Asked about the upcoming Chelsea game, he added: “You can say we can quickly get revenge for this defeat against Chelsea but in the time in between, you have to recover because the players have given everything and then you have to manage that you are very confident to start the game, and that you dare to play our football – our football!

“It is very difficult to do that in just two days but we shall try.”

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