Wayne Rooney has come out fighing and insisted that the Manchester United players are fully behind under-pressure manager Louis van Gaal and will fight hard to turn their season around.
United have gone six games without a win in all competitions and fell out of the Premier League top four last weekend after they went down 2-1 to Norwich City at Old Trafford.
The 20-time champions have been criticised for their style of play under Van Gaal, who walked out of his pre-match press conference on Wednesday after a tense five minutes in which he accused the press of publishing false reports on his Manchester United future.
But speaking on Sky Sports yesterday ahead of tomorrow's game against Stoke Rooney said: "You have a lot of people talking about things they believe are happening but in reality a lot of people who are writing that stuff don't actually know what's happening.
"We are working hard, we are fighting with the manager to try and get the results and turn this season around."
Rooney, who has scored just two league goals this season, admits confidence has taken a hit at the club since beating Watford over a month ago.
"Of course we haven't won games in the last few weeks and it's normal the confidence will be a bit lower. We need to try and lift it because we have tough games coming up.
"We need to be at our best to win them. As a group of players we know we can do better."