PICTURE: When Louis van Gaal visited Old Trafford for Fergie’s last game

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United have made initial contact with Louis van Gaal to put out the feelers over him potentially becoming manager this summer according to reports from ESPN’s Miguel Delaney.

Van Gaal has made his desire to manage in the Premier League very clear and although United do not want to fall into an ethos of sacking managers without giving them time, there is a growing sense that if United do not come out of the next three games with positive results, then his position could become almost untenable.

Would Van Gaal be a good replacement if United called time on Moyes? We’re going to take a look into it later today but he is no stranger to Old Trafford – he was in the stands for Sir Alex Ferguson’s last game in charge (plastic flag in hand), more than likely to keep an eye on Robin van Persie but he would have witnessed one of the greatest atmospheres Old Trafford has ever had.

Of course, that isn’t the first time that Van Gaal has paid a visit to Old Trafford as back in 2010, his Bayern Munich side knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League and as far as well angled pictures go, this one of Van Gaal is a goodun.

Time can be a healer but equally so, time can destroy in the wrong situations and many feel Moyes’ tenure is one such scenario.

There has been a distinct and seismic shift with Moyes this week among the fans and media and if United don’t manage to go through to the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, the pressure on Moyes’ job is only going to increase.

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