Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that he would resign from his position at Old Trafford if he was not getting the required response from his players.
The Red Devils are right in the mix for the Premier League title this season but have underwhelmed with the predictable and laboured manner of their performance to date.
The side’s success has been built around solid defensive showings, but the team have struggled to inspire much confidence going forward.
Talk of players in Van Gaal’s squad being frustrated with his methods have been doing the rounds in the media, with everything seemingly not entirely harmonious at the historic club.
The Dutchman has stated that he would walk away from United if he got the feeling that his players were not on board with his footballing principles and ideals.
“I’m happy that when I’m gone, people are saying nice things about me,” Van Gaal is quoted as saying by The Telegraph.
“But the most important thing is not always that.
“It’s in my opinion is the chemistry between players and staff. That chemistry is the most important thing.
“And when I have the feeling that the chemistry is there, I will always work to my utmost best.
“But when I have a single feeling that it is not like that, I’m the first coach that quits and I have proved that already with my former clubs and former jobs.”
United take on West Ham today and could well move to the top of the table with victory if other results go their way.