It was a turbulent end to 2015 for Manchester United, and the new year has been much the same. Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Southampton at Old Trafford marked the sixth defeat of the the premier league campaign, with a chorus of boos erupting in the stadium after the final whistle.
With the club now trailing five points behind fourth place Tottenham, United have come under fire this week with claims the club has ‘underachieved this season’, according to former chief executive David Gill.
“We all hoped results would be better,” Gill, who is on the board of directors at the club, told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek.
“I know everyone at the club is working hard to turn things around. We have to stick together.”
After Saturday’s defeat, 64 year old Van Gaal surprisingly admitted that fans were ‘right to boo’ after the team’s performance.
“They are right to boo. I cannot deny that, I saw the match,” said Van Gaal.
United have a record of 13 Premier League wins, with Sir Alex Ferguson being the last United manager to lift the trophy in 2013.
See our Premier League winners list for the history of the title.