Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal had, for the first time in his Manchester United career, a resigned demeanour when he gave post-match interviews after the Norwich debacle.
Resigned to defeat, resigned to the speculation about his sacking and resigned to failure at Manchester United.
Usually he comes out fighting, but this time he looked like a beaten man – a guy who didn’t know how to change things around at Manchester United. He looked anything but a man with answers.
And Spanish football expert, Gullem Balague Tweeted that history could be about to repeat itself. He said:
Someone close to Van Gaal just told me last time he was like this (players didn’t get him, defeatist body language), he resigned: Az Alkmaar
Noone could ever accuse the Manchester United boss of being unprofessional – he is clearly very meticulous in his job.
But there is a sense that his holiday home and wife are beckoning him.
And, in the face of a huge pay off and an even more huge task to turn things around at Manchester United, he cold even decide to jump before ehe gets pushed.
Louis van Gaal is a god guy but his last major job in football looks ever more like it will be seen as a failure.