Van Gaal: We’ll have to wait and see

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was non-committal over his future following his side's 2-0 defeat to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Boxing Day.

Goals from Bojan Krkic and Marko Arnautovic sealed the points for the Potters on Saturday, consigning United to a fourth straight defeat in all competitions.

The result has heaped even more pressure on Van Gaal, who admitted in his post-match interview that he didn't know whether he would be at the Red Devils helm for Monday's clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Speaking to Sky Sports directly after the match, Van Gaal said: "I try to do everything but the pressure shall be every match higher and higher.

"It's more difficult, people are looking at me, I have to deal with that, the players have to deal with that.

"My message [in the media conference] was that the media are writing things that does not conform with what is happening with Manchester United."

He added: "We have lost the game in the first 45 minutes because we didn't dare to play our football. That is what I have analysed.

"The circumstances now play a bigger role and will in the next game also. We have to cope with that and look for the solution.

"It is very difficult as I'm also part of four losses and I have to cope with that. More important is that my players have to perform."

When asked if he still felt he had the support of the club's board, he said: "It's another situation, we've lost the fourth game so we have to wait and see."