The Red Devils are still searching for their first Premier League win of the season after a goalless draw with Burnley in their most recent top-flight outing.
Time and patience must be given to the team and to him and to his philosophy
Van Gaal signed Angel di Maria in a British record £59.7m deal from Real Madrid last month, whilst Radamel Falcao sealed a loan move to the Red Devils last week.
And former United goalkeeper Schmeichel is confident that the 63-year-old Dutchman will transform the club’s ailing fortunes.
“I’m as disgruntled about our start as everyone else,” Schmeichel told the Mirror. “The players lost a lot of confidence and belief in themselves.
“Last season, after winning the championship the year before, they went from one extreme to another. But I know Van Gaal can deliver.
“Time and patience must be given to the team and to him and to his philosophy. He has a plan with everything he does. He has proven himself time and again.”
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