Louis van Gaal has revealed that he is wary of being the second high-profile manager to be sacked within the space of a month after Jose Mourinho was given the marching orders by Chelsea for failing to get results. Manchester United are in a similar predicament, with Van Gaal's side having not won a single game in their last six outings, drawing three and losing the rest.
Their 2-1 loss to Norwich City was their second in consecutive games against the newly promoted opposition, with the first coming against Bournemouth last weekend. Van Gaal had expressed his apprehension before the game of being handed a sack if he was not able to change the mentality of the team and lead them back to winning ways.
The latest loss has turned the supporters on their head, who booed the United team off the field after yet another soporific performance. This coupled with their group stage exit from the Champions League has left a bad taste in the mouth of everyone involved.
"Yes, of course I am worried about my job, because I know belief in a manager is very important so when you lose games then the belief in the manager will decrease," Van Gaal said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"So that is happening now and I cannot close my eyes to that. But I have belief in myself and I think I can turn this around. I don't think a change of management shall bring direct success. But that is what I believe and maybe in this matter that is not so interesting."
Norwich had taken a two-goal lead either side of the break before Anthony Martial halved the deficit with a well-shot goal in the 66th minute. Chris Smalling missed a golden opportunity to find the net in injury time to make it 2-2 and salvage some pride for the Red Devils, whose season is going from bad to worse with every passing week.