Louis van Gaal has not seen his team beat Swansea in three meetings.
Louis van Gaal has not seen his team beat Swansea in three meetings.

No quick fix for United's problems, says van Gaal

MANCHESTER United manager Louis van Gaal says he can't just wave a magic wand to turn things around at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman has endured a wretched start to the season and his team has not won in eight games, including its past six in the English Premier League.

United takes on Swansea City at home tomorrow morning, a team van Gaal has not beaten in three games since taking over.

Swansea is struggling in 17th place after its own poor run, which cost manager Garry Monk his job, but van Gaal said there was no quick fix ahead of a clash his team should win.

"There is no magic, it is looking at what has happened and what can improve, as a team and individually," he said.

"I have lost three times against Swansea and then you have to evaluate why you lost. It is always like that, then you continue with the same vicious circle of working."

Elsewhere, Arsenal and Leicester will be out to consolidate their spots on top of the league. The Gunners, who lead the Foxes on goal difference, face Newcastle at home, while Leicester hosts Bournemouth.

Arsenal has not lost at home since the opening day of the season, while Newcastle is two points from safety in the relegation zone.

Third-placed Manchester City, which is three points behind the leaders, faces a tricky trip to Watford.

At the other end of the table, last-placed Aston Villa will be desperate to close the gap to second-last-placed Sunderland when they clash at the Stadium of Light.