Rene Meulensteen says Fulham owner Shahid Khan is 100% behind him
Rene Meulensteen insists Fulham owner Shahid Khan supports him ahead of his side's trip to Old Trafford this weekend
Last Updated: 09/02/14 11:27pm
It's the first time the Dutchman has returned to Old Trafford since leaving the club's coaching staff last summer.
And despite Fulham being rooted to the bottom of the table - without a win since New Year's Day - Meulensteen remains confident his side can retain their Premier League status.
"We keep in good dialogue," he said of his relationship with Khan. "He gives me his full support and we make sure we remain focused and optimistic.
"There are still a lot of games and points to play for and that is what I intend to do. I'm fully aware we need to get results."
Meulensteen admitted he was disappointed with Fulham's showing during their FA Cup exit at the hands of Sheffield United in midweek, but insisted he is looking for a response from his players this weekend.
"We all realise that it was not a good performance," he said.
"It is not the first time a Premier League side has stumbled over a Championship, League One or League Two team, that is what the FA Cup is for and where the charm comes from.
"We have to pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off and that is what we have done in the last couple of days and making sure we are in the best possible way to travel to Old Trafford on Sunday."
January signings Johnny Heitinga and club-record acquisition Kostas Mitroglou are both in line to make their Fulham debuts this weekend.
Lewis Holtby is also set for a return to the side and Meulensteen was keen to praise the on-loan Tottenham midfielder for the impact he has made in the short time he has been with the club.
He is an absolutely class player," Meulensteen added. "He has lifted the whole place with his energy, he has such a bright personality and breathes his football.
"He has a great knowledge of the game and he has just been a very positive factor coming in."