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Published On: Tue, Aug 15th, 2017

Wayne Rooney: Manchester United players fighting for Louis van Gaal

Wayne Rooney has admitted confidence at Manchester United is low but said the players are fighting for Louis van Gaal

Wayne Rooney admits confidence at Manchester United is low after a nightmare month but says the players are fighting for Louis van Gaal in an attempt to turn the season around.

United have not won since they beat Watford on 21 November to go top of the Premier League. A 3-2 defeat at Wolfsburg ended Uniteds Champions League hopes and they sit nine points adrift of the Premier League leaders, Leicester City, in fifth place having failed to win any of their past four games.

United travel to Stoke on Boxing Day before back-to-back home games against Chelsea and Swansea.

We havent won games in the last few weeks so its normal confidence will be a bit lower, Rooney told Sky Sports News HQ. We need to try to get it back because weve got some tough games coming up and need to be at our best to win them.

Its not nice when youre getting criticised every game. Its tough for the players to deal with. We get hurt because were proud people and proud to play for Manchester United. When its not going right its hard to take and frustrating.

Van Gaal has found himself under increasing pressure and walked out of his press conference on Wednesday after taking three questions.

Rooney has sympathy for his manager and said Uniteds players were working hard to ease the pressure on Van Gaal.

We all have families and sometimes theres a lot of stuff that gets written which is not nice for your family to see, the captain said. Its OK for me to deal with but theres people in my family who arent used to it and its tough for them.

Obviously you have a lot of people talking about things they believe are happening but in reality a lot of people who are writing that stuff dont know whats happening.

Were working hard and fighting for the manger to try to get results and turn the season around. Its important we all stick together.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/dec/24/wayne-rooney-manchester-united-fighting-louis-van-gaal

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Wayne Rooney: Manchester United players fighting for Louis van Gaal