Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has told fans to jeer him, not the players, after some in the Old Trafford crowd demanded a more attacking style.

United have scored one goal in their last four games and fans chanted “we want to attack” during a narrow 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.

“I can only advise the fans to criticise the manager and not the players,” he said.

“I can cope with it. I have had a lot of experience in my life as a manager.”

Van Gaal added that the atmosphere at Old Trafford could be hindering his side’s creativity.

“It’s very difficult to play for Manchester United with a lot of pressure and you can taste that in Old Trafford because of all the yelling, then it’s not good for my players,” he said.

Manchester United play West Brom at Old Trafford on Saturday. The Baggies have kept clean sheets in four of their five away matches in the Premier League this season.