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Van Gaal feeling "lousy" about United's form but confident for the future

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Manchester United's manager has been addressing his side's patchy form and poor results.

Alex Livesey

Speaking ahead of this weekend's game against Crystal Palace, Louis van Gaal has been addressing United's dodgy form, which has returned just 13 points from ten matches. He said that he was "feeling lousy for everyone that we have 13 points from 10 games" but stressed that the team was "in a process". He also added that he was confident that the team would click before too long. "I think when we make it happen that we'll win a lot of matches in a row."

Quizzed about United's defensive record, Van Gaal defended his side, albeit with a slight adjustment to the record books. "If you don't count the five goals at Leicester, we have better than Chelsea I believe. That's not the problem, the balance is. That is why I have remodelled the structure of my team. Now I have to solve the problems of the injuries every week, that's another story."

Finally, Van Gaal added that he was grateful for the support he and his team have been receiving from United fans. "I have the experience that people have great belief in what we are doing now, in the way we are playing football. When I am in the streets I am surrounded by very positive things, and when I'm in a car from United, there are lots of positive people."