Louis van Gaal claims the Manchester United players are struggling to adapt to his philosophy, but he is confident that they will eventually come good.
The experienced Dutch tactician was expected to help turn around the Red Devils’ fortunes after they ended last season, not only out of the title race, but also the Champions League qualification places in a lowly seventh position in the table.
It cost David Moyes his job at Old Trafford after he was chosen to replace Sir Alex Ferguson following his trophy-laden 26 years at the helm.
However United have suffered their worst Premier League start under Van Gaal with last Sunday’s embarrassing 5-3 capitulation at Leicester City leaving them in 12th spot with five points from as many games.
The former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach feels the reason for their poor form is because he may have overloaded the new-look and expensively-assembled United squad with too much information on how he wants them to play.
However Van Gaal firmly believes that given time they will start winning games regularly.
“We give [the players] a lot of information,” Van Gaal said.
“There shall be a moment in the season that this information is not too much. At this moment maybe it is too much.”
He added: “It’s very difficult because we are starting with a new team and a new relationship between players so that’s why it needs time.”
Van Gaal’s men are 1.39 to secure three points against West Ham at Old Trafford on Saturday, despite the fact they have only one senior centre-back available in Marcos Rojo. The Hammers are available at 7.96 and the draw is at 4.88.