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Would Van Gaal be the right move for Manchester United?

By: Kenneth Quillinan 27 Feb 2014 09:14:21

Would Van Gaal be the right move for Manchester United?

OK, it is time to start facing up to the facts. It was obvious that Alex Fergusons replacement was going to struggle to adapt quickly to his new role. Ferguson is arguably the greatest manager ever, across all sports, not just within the world of football. The squad he left for Moyes was a bunch of mediocre players that Fergie got the best out of; Moyes cannot and will not be able to do the same. It is time for a massive clear out at Old Trafford and that includes Moyes. As hard as it is to believe, Wayne Rooney, Mata and Januzaj may be the only current players in the team next season.

Manchester United can claim 2014 to be a transition year, with life after Fergie never going to be easy. The only problem is that nobody would have predicted the dramatic fall from grace they have suffered this season. Not only are they streets behind the league leaders, they are also eleven points off fourth spot and a place in next seasons Europa League is far from assured. On top of this, they are out of both domestic cup competitions and after an embarrassing 2-0 first leg loss to Olympiakos this week, their Champions League exit is imminent.

How can the champions stop the rot? Louis Van Gaal. In a recent interview, the current Dutch National team coach said that after the World Cup, he would be very interested in managing a Premier League side.

Van Gaal has quite an impressive managerial resume, winning league titles with four different clubs across Europe: AZ Alkmaar and Ajax in his native Holland, as well as Barcelona and Bayern Munich. He also won the Champions League with Ajax back in 1995.

It will come as no surprise if Moyes fails to finish the season as United manager and the champions approach Van Gaal in a bid to secure his services.

 


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