Manchester United fans have been irked by Louis Van Gaal continuing his job despite some appalling results this season. Old Trafford has slowly lost its fear factor under Van Gaal with weaker teams now coming in thinking of a win rather than the prospects of being blown away.
Van Gaal and Manchester United have suffered 9 defeats in last 20 games. While The Dutchman has safely kept his place at Old Trafford, Newcastle decided to sack their manager Steven McClaren, who had a similar record.
Ed Woodward’s decision to stick by his appointment does not make sense, as United are clearly headed in wrong direction. The club are in no position to win a trophy next season, which Van Gaal had promised citing his 3-year plan at the time of his appointment.
United’s lack of growth is the most irritating thing for the supporters, who have been frustratingly patient with their club, but it could change if Van Gaal continues to be the manager.
On that note, we take a look at five terrible things which might happen at Manchester United if Van Gaal keeps his job next season:
Fans walking out of Old Trafford
It used to be theater of dreams, now it feels like an auditorium of boredom. United have played fifteen 0-0 half-time draws at Old Trafford this season including yesterday’s vs. West Ham in the FA Cup.
We have seen this season how Liverpool and Arsenal fans have walked out on their respective teams. While United’s support is one of the best in the league, Old Trafford could see a walk out in near future if Van Gaal and poor results continue at Manchester United.
Manchester United becoming a spent force
A club of United’s stature are expected to fight for Premier League and Champions League crown seasons after seasons. Rather than Van Gaal making an escapist’s claim that United cannot rule Europe like yesteryear, he should focus on getting his team out of this bad spell.
United look set to miss out on Champions League football next season, which will be nothing short of a travesty given the £258million they have spent under Louis Van Gaal. One or two seasons more like this one, and United will slip to being the 5th or 6th favorite in England to win a title.
Share prices dropping to an all-time low
This will be interesting, wouldn’t it? There are a few section of the media, who believe, United board are interested in valuing balance sheet more than the end-season report, which has seen Van Gaal continue in his job.
We saw what happened with David Moyes when share prices started to drop, and if anything that will get Van Gaal sacked with immediate effect, is a massive drop in United’s share prices.
Dressing room fallout
Over the course of this season, Van Gaal for some odd reason has continued to play certain players (no names here) despite their poor form.
So far, we have not heard stories of players showing their remorse over his decision, but if he keeps doing the same, we could see an unrest among players and dressing room falling out completely.
Quality players quitting Manchester United
Angel Di Maria did just that earlier in the season, where he was continuously misused or not used at all. He came as a left winger, but played 4 different position before deciding to quit the club, as he could not work under Louis Van Gaal.
There have been reports of Adnan Januzaj and Andreas Pereira having altercation with the manager and Van Gaal is tempted to sell them over bad behavior.
The Dutchman sold 9 more than capable players this season, and United are still hurting because of that. If Van Gaal continues in the job, we could see more deserving stars leaving the club in coming seasons.
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