Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal has urged his players to do everything in their power to defeat rivals Chelsea tonight as the Dutchman fights to save his job.
The Red Devils have lost three consecutive games in a row and have not won in seven, which was compounded by the 2-0 loss to Stoke City on Boxing Day, leaving them in 6th position and 9 points behind leaders Leicester.
The clash against Chelsea on Monday night puts Louis van Gaal against his compatriot Guus Hiddink, his replacement as Holland coach in the summer of 2014.
Speaking to MUTV, the 64-year old told his players to display acts of bravery as they look to return to winning ways.
“You can say we can quickly get over this defeat by playing against Chelsea but, in the time in between, you have to recover because the players have given everything,” Van Gaal said.
“Then you have to manage that you are very confident to start the Chelsea game, and that you dare to play football — our football! It is very difficult to do that in just two days but we shall try, he added.”
Louis van Gaal will lead Manchester United against Chelsea tonight but the match could prove to be the Dutchman’s last as manager if United fails to grab all three points.