Louis Van Gaal’s bluff will be caught against Liverpool at Anfield


Louis Van Gaal has suddenly gone from being under fire to being the best man to stay at Manchester United next summer. The decision seems to have come on the back of United’s win over Midtjylland, Shrewsbury, Watford and Arsenal, but should it be enough for Van Gaal to hold on to his job?

Despite the wins, Manchester United have been very poor by their standards this season. While Van Gaal can go on discussing what is right or wrong for this club, him staying at Old Trafford will not do the club any good.

That is where, United’s game at Anfield could prove to be a much needed reality check for the Glazers and Ed Woodward. Van Gaal can show the recent results and claim that his team are playing well, but the reality is that those wins had come against teams below United and an Arsenal side, who have always crumbled at Old Trafford.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will exploit all the weaknesses shown by United in their recent defeat against West Brom and will hurt Van Gaal’s men. An adverse results must be the biggest hint for Manchester United to get rid of Van Gaal in time, before the next season.

Giving him the charge of club for another year would send Manchester United back even further. His methods may have worked at previous clubs, but last he managed a club 6 years ago and since then football has drastically changed.

Time for Van Gaal to leave?

His methods are outdated, and certainly not fit for a club of Man United’s stature. One thing I cannot wrap my head around is how Van Gaal can be proud and arrogant for handing debuts to the likes of Borthwick-Jackson, Fesu-Mensah and Rashford. While the simple reason for their debuts have been the injuries sustained by senior players.

It is down to the quality of United’s academy, which has produced players like those, who can come up and be able replacements to the first team stars. Even Rami Gerde (Aston Villa’s manager) would have made the same call, what Van Gaal has been getting cocky about in recent weeks. That does not mean, Gerde should be hired as the next United manager.

There are a lot of flaws to the words coming from Louis Van Gaal, and perhaps for the first time Liverpool can do United a favor by catching Van Gaal’s bluff and send him packing with a crushing defeat tonight.

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