Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has stated that his side will work hard to turn a recent run of poor form around.
The Red Devils slipped to a 2-1 defeat to newly promoted Bournemouth yesterday, with former youth starlet Josh King netting the decisive strike at the Vitality Stadium.
The result compounds a terrible week for the Old Trafford side, who were also eliminated from the Champions League in midweek after losing 3-2 to Wolfsburg in Germany.
If Tottenham beat Newcastle today then United will slip out of the top four, with their title credentials starting to look increasingly slim.
Van Gaal has stressed that his squad will work hard in training and look to bounce back from recent disappointments with better showings in upcoming fixtures.
“It is always the same, even when you win – you have to do the same things but, when you lose, then it is more difficult because every player is very disappointed,” he told United’s official website.
“The silence in the dressing room was big. Of course I have already spoken but it takes a long time. We have to train, we have to prepare for Norwich City and we have to beat them.
“That is our aim and purpose but it is, of course, more difficult when you lose two times in a row. It is a very bad moment to lose.
“We have to put the heads up again and believe in ourselves because that is also very important. We have to prepare for this match in the same way as we always do.”
United now find themselves at a crossroads, with the fans frustrated by the team’s style of play and recent results suggesting that the club are not equipped to win silverware under Van Gaal this season.