During Manchester United’s 1-0 home defeat against Southampton, the fans repeatedly booed the team, particularly when the ball kept getting passed backwards.

When Louis van Gaal walked to the tunnel he was booed loudly by the crowd, and as soon as he was out of sight, the players were applauded off the pitch.

I have also seen the match and it was a very difficult match. The two teams were well organised but didn’t have the creativity to create chances. The lucky one has won but the fans want to see a winning Manchester United and we could not provide that for them.

They are right [to boo], I cannot deny that. I have seen the match also. In better or for worse we have to stick together. We are working very hard but we have a lot of injuries that you cannot change.

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