John Cross: Manchester United should not sack Louis van Gaal now

by Ben Topliss

Daily Mirror reporter John Cross believes Manchester United should not sack Louis van Gaal at this point in the season.

However, Cross conceded that he does not see van Gaal staying in the job beyond next term.

Man United were beaten 2-1 against Norwich City on Saturday and are without a win in their last six games in all competitions.

“When United hired van Gaal, we really knew what they were getting – methodical, slow and tiresome football. United were slow, passing sideways and were dull,” Cross said.

“This isn’t for the long-term, but to push the panic button now would be utterly bizarre. Yes, it’s been a disaster falling out of the Champions League and into the Europa League, but they’re still in the Premier League mix and I don’t quite understand the anger at this point.

“Get to February and we’re at this point, then we’re talking. But I don’t think that Louis van Gaal will be in charge of United next season – it has that end feeling to it.

“Some of the signings have been really poor, and I don’t think van Gaal is making progress.”

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United’s season is already in serious danger of fading into mediocrity as van Gaal oversaw disappointing exits in the Capital One Cup and Champions League.

With the team looking like they have lost confidence in the Dutchman’s methods, United have to act now when it comes to van Gaal’s position. If they don’t, they could be in serious danger of missing out on the top four in the Premier League.

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