Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said it was "stupid" to tell people to judge him on his first three months at Old Trafford.
When the Dutchman took charge of the club in July, he said his methodsusually bore fruit after three months.
With that initial period up, United are sixth in the league after two losses.
Van Gaal, 63, said: "It was very stupid to say three months because then the media are only talking about three months."
United have won three competitive games since Van Gaal took over in the summer.
Victory against West Brom on Monday would see them win three consecutive Premier League games for the first time in 2014.
But the former Netherlands coach does not believe his team have performed at their best, even during victories over West Ham and Everton.