Van Gaal´s team agonisingly missed out on the Dutch title last season when they lost their final fixture at Excelsior but have won only two of their five Eredivisie games this term as well as losing to Cambuur Leeuwarden in the KNVB Beker.
Van Gaal said: "I am not surprised about our current situation because it is not something I did not expect. That does not mean I am happy with it. But it is something I have to live with at the moment."
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