Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has made the bold statement that his approach is working for the club, amid criticism of his methods in the press.
It has been a turbulent campaign for the Old Trafford club, with success expected by the fans after a lot of expenditure on the playing squad in recent transfer windows.
However, the Red Devils have not been the most exciting team to watch this season and have had inconsistent results both domestically and on the continent.
The latest blow came as a limp United were beaten 2-0 by rivals Liverpool in the Europa League in midweek.
Despite a number of setbacks, Van Gaal has tried to remain positive and has said that he feels that the club is making progress under his stewardship.
“I think it is working,” the Dutchman is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
“It is not giving the best results. It is not good enough when you think you have to be a champion, or win the Europa League or the FA Cup.
“There are many of my colleagues who are not in three competitions any more.”
United can qualify for the FA Cup semi-finals with a victory over West Ham this weekend, while they have ground to make up in the second leg against Liverpool in the Europa League.