Manchester United suffered another humiliating defeat this evening, this time at the hands of Danish outfit FC Midtjylland in the Europa League.
Memphis Depay had given the visitors the lead with his first goal since October, but strikes either side of half time from Pione Sisto and and Paul Onuachu sent the home side into the second leg at Old Trafford next week with a goal advantage.
Soon after the final whistle blew, a group of Manchester United fans made their feelings loud and clear by chanting: "We are f****** s***!".
The Dutchman held a rambling and strange post-match press conference after the defeat, during which he was asked about the fans' chants. He responded: "They can say that [chant] in the second half. And maybe they are right."
He added: "But we have to improve and then the fans shall support us again because we have seen that in the 18 months that I am here.”
Tonight's defeat marked a new low in Manchester United's disastrous campaign, which has seen them slip away from the top four race. They are currently sit six points off Manchester City in the fourth and final Champions League qualification spot, and reports continue to suggest that Jose Mourinho will replace Van Gaal - although not until the summer.
The Dutchman continued: “The game is disappointing. We are disappointed so I'm very grateful for the fans who are supporting us, but we want to win and we have to win in Old Trafford, and then we are in the next round. It is not easy but we have to do it."
A 1-0 win for the Red Devils next week at Old Trafford would be enough to see them through to the next round, however that has not stopped the club's fans from calling for Van Gaal to be sacked.
To round off an awful night for Manchester United, first choice goalkeeper David de Gea was forced to pull out of the game after picking up an injury during the warm up.
Van Gaal confirmed the Spanish international had suffered a knee injury and would be sent for a scan tomorrow.