Is Manchester United’s under-fire boss Louis van Gaal looking to silence his growing band of active and sometimes insipid critics by winning the Premier League title this season?
He’d better do just that or I’ll turn into his most vociferous and attacking critic he’d ever encountered in his whole football managing career!
Van Gaal had endured a barrage of abuse from unhappy fans during last Saturday’s 0-0 draw against West Ham, but that was nothing compared to the insults hurled in his direction after we suffered an embarrassing and schussing stint at the Champions League exit on Tuesday – as if we were on a ski slope falling downhill.
With a host of former United stars including Paul Scholes and Roy Keane queueing up to question van Gaal following that 3-2 defeat at Wolfsburg, the pressure is mounting as my flying Dutchman takes Man United to Bournemouth on Saturday. He’d better defeat little-unknown Bournemouth with a less than 10 thousand stadium capacity (photo: top & below) or I’ll kick his ass real hard!
United are without a win in the last four matches in all competitions and reports claim van Gaal has lost the support of sections of his squad, with some players said to have been amazed by his decision to replace Juan Mata with the inexperienced Nick Powell against Wolfsburg. But Fellaini is adamant van Gaal retains the full backing of the dressing room. I hope so.
Whatever anybody thinks about the flying Dutchman, let us see how he fares at Bournemouth on Saturday – leading to other matches in the Premier League.
Up Man U!