Louis van Gaal wants to save his Manchester United job by finishing fourth and winning the FA Cup
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that he can keep his job if he manages to win the FA Cup and also clinch the fourth place that will be synonymous with Champions League qualification. The Dutch manager still has one year left on his contract, and he thinks that he can fulfill it if ever he finishes the season strongly.
David Moyes was sacked when Manchester United could not mathematically qualify for the Champions League, and van Gaal believes that if ever he can finish in the fourth place he will be able to honor the remaining part of his contract.
However, the number of critics and demand for change might be too much for Manchester United to ignore next season and they might consider that change might be needed for the good of the team.
It will all depend on Woodward who was the one that brought van Gaal at Manchester United, and he will be desperate for the Dutchman to succeed at Old Trafford.
However, there is news that Jose Mourinho might be the new manager as from next season and that talks with the Manchester United management are still ongoing. It is believed that the deal will be finalized before the end of this season so as to provide the Portuguese manager with time to build his team for next season.
The players, on the other hand, are divided when it comes to the appointment of a new manager. Although they like van Gaal as a person, they do not think that he is a good coach. Many players also believe that Jose Mourinho will not be an upgrade over Louis van Gaal and might prefer that the job is given to Ryan Giggs.