Louis van Gaal has full backing of Manchester United board – report

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United’s hierarchy have backed Louis van Gaal to succeed at Old Trafford despite the team’s FA Cup exit against Arsenal on Monday night.

Van Gaal’s future has come under discussion after the result against the Gunners left Man United facing the very real prospect of another trophy-less season.

United’s hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League are also under threat as the team has looked poor in comparison to Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

However, reports from ESPN have suggested that support for van Gaal among the club’s top officials is “rock solid.”

That being said, similar support was given to former manager David Moyes until he was sacked in April of last year.

Despite this, United’s officials are confident that the squad are behind van Gaal and the philosophy he so often speaks about. It is a worrying time for fans given the team’s precarious position but van Gaal had only lost twice in 22 games prior to the Arsenal game. United will need dust themselves down from the loss as they prepare to face Spurs on Sunday.

The Spurs game is the start of a tough run for United in March and April with games against Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea in their next four games.

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