Yesterday, The Mirror reported that representatives from United, including one of the Glazers, met Van Gaal in the past 48 hours over in Holland but United have denied having any meeting with the Dutch manager.
“Reports in the Dutch press claimed that United powerbrokers, including joint chairman Joel Glazer, had interviewed the former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager in Europe over recent days,” ESPN’s report states.
“But sources at Old Trafford have told ESPN that they are adamant this is not the case and that no such meeting has taken place.”
United denying rumours of a meeting with Van Gaal is not a surprise because even if a meeting did take place, they certainly wouldn’t confirm it to the press.
The Mirror’s David McDonnell has had plenty of inside information from United this season with team lineups before they are announced and has certainly got some decent sources (Rio Ferdinand), but there are conflicting reports regarding this Van Gaal meeting.
Whether United are making moves as bold as this regarding looking at alternatives to David Moyes remains to be seen but you’d like to think that the board are at least thinking about it.