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Published: 09:56 | 4/1/16

Van Gaal expects improvement

Boss hopeful after Swans deaft

Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United will improve week on week after recording their first victory in nine matches.

United endured a difficult end to 2015 as they failed to win any of their final eight games of the year, resulting in calls for Van Gaal to be shown the door, but they bounced back with a 2-1 defeat of Swansea at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Their failure to win any of their eight previous matches, the club's worst run for 26 years, only served to add to the pressure on Van Gaal's shoulders but the Dutchman believes his team will build on their recent victory.

"I shall think that now the pressure is lowering, the performance shall be better every week," Van Gaal said.

"But that it also dependent on whether or not we score goals. And when we score goals and we create always chances."

Reflecting on the players' response to losing four consecutive matches, Van Gaal added: "They are very angry that we have lost so many games in a row.

"They are not used to that, I'm not used to that, losing four matches in a row. Never, and I have been in this profession for 25 years. So it's unusual and they are angry also and want to change the situation."

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