Man United boss admits that opponents no longer fear his side

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has admitted that the club’s opponents no longer fear his side given their recent poor run of form, The Sun reports.

Two shock loses has drained their confident as upcoming FA Cup opponents Shrewsbury are looking to cause another upset to the Premier League giants.

United suffered a 2-1 defeat to relegation battlers Sunderland in the previous round of league fixtures before also losing 2-1 against Midtjylland in the Europa League Round of 32 first leg.

Van Gaal has revealed that his squad needs to pick up a good run of results before other teams begin to fear his side once again.

“When you see the last two games it is maybe like that. But then we have to make them fear again,” he said.

“We lost the first match in the Premier League also, Swansea, when I came. But then we still had a very good home record last season.

“We can do that again. It is a question of winning matches in a row.”

The Dutchman will head into their upcoming match with a host of injury problems as 14 players including Wayne Rooney and David de Gea are unavailable for selection.

There has also been speculation that Van Gaal could be sacked if they suffer a loss to Shrewsbury as he looks to avoid registering his third consecutive defeat.