Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is unwilling to revert back to a four-man defence, and that his new system will eventually work if given time, Daily Mail reports.

Vice captain Darren Fletcher has also admitted the players need to adjust to the new manager’s formation, even if at times it can be difficult.

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United now have two weeks without club football to solve some of their issues, with the international break coming up and the next Premier League fixture on the 13th of September.

The Red Devils lacked any conviction in their 0-0 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday,  which has led to supporters venting their frustration at Van Gaal’s tactics.

But the Dutch boss insists that the 3-4-1-2 is the formation he will use this season, and the players must be willing to adapt.

And United midfielder Fletcher believes it is up to the players to get the system working on a weekly basis.

“We have to master the system and we have to play better and win individual battles,” he said.

“There are other things that come into it apart from the system. I am confident that we will put things right if we keep believing in ourselves and the manager.

“This is another disappointing result so when we come back from our internationals we are going to have to work on things. Everything is new but basic football principles come into it, too. We are trying our best. We just need to keep believing in the manager’s philosophies and ideas.”

 

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