Van Gaal’s Job Could Be In Jeopardy
By Cheval John
Manchester United are still showing signs that they are in rebuilding mode.
Many would have expected Manchester United, who had won 20 Premier League crowns, to be back to their form.
So far, things have not been going their way since hiring Dutchman Louis Van Gaal.
Manchester United played to a 1-1 draw against Sunderland F.C. at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland last
Now it seems as if everything is unraveling for the Red Devils after a 4-0 dismantling by MK Dons in the Capital One Cup.
Did I mention that MK Dons play in League One, the second highest division in the English football system?
MK Dons head coach Karl Robinson was even shocked by the result.
“I’m a little bit shocked to be walking off and seeing the scoreline,” Robinson told Sky Sports.
The loss that United suffered to MK Don is reminiscent to Appalachian State’s 34-32 upset win against Michigan in 2007.
It is funny that Manchester United are struggling to get back to prominence after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson two years ago.
David Moynes, who was hand picked by Ferguson himself to be his successor, tried to maintain the dominance of the team.
However, his efforts were fruitless and he was sacked late in the season.
As a result, Manchester United finished seventh in the Premier League and missed qualifying for the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League season for the first time in their history.
Van Gaal says that they need more players if they are going to get back to their glory days.
He is also asking for the loyal fan base to be patient.
“They have to believe in our philosophy,” Van Gaal told Sky Sports.
“We are building up a team and you cannot make (it) in one month, not in one year.
I honestly think that the fans of Manchester United will not be willing to wait that long for their beloved team to reclaim their dominance in the Premier League.