If Manchester United fail to complete in the top four this season, Louis van Gaal has stated, his occupation will be in risk.
However, the United manager considers they recognise the difficulties he is faced with injuries as well as incorporating a glut of new players and said he was supported by the support shown in him so far from the board of the team.
United are now sixth in the Premier League, a point behind fourth-placed Manchester City, and confront West Ham United within an FA Cup quarter final replay at Upton Park weekly on Wednesday.
Large sections of the United fanbase have decried the anaemic and want out Van Gaal, risk-averse football and unsatisfactory results, whatever the Dutchman spending a proposed GBP285 million in the transport market within just several years.
The former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, is the top candidate to replace Van Gaal, although assistant manager Ryan Giggs hopes he’ll most likely be contemplated.
Van Gaal admitted that his standing will be reviewed and that United’s closing eight Premier League matches of the season, beginning away to Everton could be crucial to his expectations of staying in the work.
In my opinion that’s not extraordinary. I can not call that when I not know the facts. You first should find out the facts.
Then you must assess the situation of how I needed to work in the season. I’m a practical person. I’m still working on that, although I comprehend a Manchester United manager must win something. I do consider every match counts – every match.
“What is special is that all the members of the board are always supporting you. That is excellent.”
Di Maria said he fought to settle in Manchester because Van Gaal kept shifting his position in the team and claimed he left “not only to be joyous but to win things”.
“I left as well as the team is still playing the exact same manner – out of the European competitions, far from being winners of the Premier League,” Di Maria said.
Yet Van Gaal strike back and accused Di Maria of self analysis. “He’s on the list of players that have experienced the row of players which have no self criticism,” he said. “It’s definitely the fault of the supervisor.”
Van Gaal has efficiently dashed against Luke Shaw’s hopes of playing for England by claiming the defenseman is not likely to play for United.