Louis van Gaal reacts to Man United’s 2-1 loss to Norwich City

Louis van Gaal admits that his Manchester United side must step their game up after Saturday's loss

Louis van Gaal admitted that Manchester United’s performances have not been good enough after watching his side slump to a 2-1 defeat by Norwich City on Saturday.

The visitors look the lead in the 38th minute thanks to Cameron Jerome’s opener at Old Trafford, before Alex Tettey poked home in the 54th minute to put the Canaries in control.

We know that it is not good enough for us

Louis van Gaal

Anthony Martial pulled one back in the 66th minute for Van Gaal’s men but the Red Devils were unable to conjure a winner as their winless run extended to six games.

Saturday’s result left United in fifth place in the Premier League table after dropping below Tottenham Hotspur, and nine points behind surprise leaders Leicester, who beat Everton 3-2.

And Van Gaal admitted that United will need to step their game up in the coming weeks.

Speaking to Sky Sports after Saturday’s defeat, Van Gaal said: “A lot of things [didn’t go right]. Every word I say is one word too much.

“We know that we have to win against Norwich City. We’ve won or drawn all of our games at home so this is special for us this season.

“We know that it is not good enough for us. The players know that, I know that, the board know that and the fans know that.

“But still, after the second goal, the fans were supporting us and they give a good example that you have to stick together to come out of this period because that is the main objective now.”

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United travel to Stoke on Boxing Day, before hosting Chelsea on 28 December.

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