Make no mistake about it. The Manchester United we saw yesterday was a beaten team.
Their manager was a beaten man – ashen-faced and with no idea of how to arrest the current slump – a 54 year low of 4 defeats on the bounce.
The Manchester United players lacked coherence, ideas and, worst of all, desire. This certainly wasn’t 11 men putting their bodies on the line to save their boss.
Yet, The Daily Mail, professes to have the inside track on the status quo by stating that LvG may well resign if Manchester United get beaten by Chelsea at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Louis van Gaal is preparing to quit Manchester United if they flop to their fifth defeat in a row against Chelsea.
Why on earth has it taken this long? The man has spent £250m and lost four games in a row – to a half-decent German side, Stoke and two newly promoted strugglers.
That LvG hasn’t been sacked already is possibly the most worrying aspect of this dreadful sequence. Because it suggests that the board hasn’t got a clue either. They don’t realise that this is a club in crisis. Things won’t just get better by themselves.
If Ed Woodward had anything close to a football brain he would have stopped the rot already. He has the most obvious decision ever staring him in the face. But he has so far failed to show the sort of decisiveness required to lead this great club.
MANCHESTER UNITED HAVE LOST 4 IN A ROW AND ARE STARING AT A FOOTBALL ABYSS. JOSE MOURINHO IS OUT OF WORK AND WOULD JUMP AT THE CHANCE TO MANAGE MANCHESTER UNITED.
WHICH BIT OF THIS SCENARIO DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND ED?