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Manchester United fans are the best, says Louis van Gaal

Nived Zenith
2.69K   //    03 Jan 2016, 10:59 IST
Bookies have quoted Van Gaal as short as 1/50 to be the next manager to lose his job

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that United supporters are the best he has ever worked with in his managerial career. The Dutchman is currently under a lot of pressure after failing to win in his last six games and critics believe that it is a matter of time till he loses his job.

Van Gaal was appointed as manager at Old Trafford ahead of the 2014/15 season and helped United qualify for the Champions league. However, they did not enjoy a successful campaign this year after being knocked out in the group stages. Recent results in the league have also not helped the Red Devils and they slipped down to the sixth position in the table. 

United fans are the best I have dealt with: van Gaal

Despite being on the receiving end of a lot of criticism this season from fans and pundits, van Gaal insists that United fans are the best he has ever worked with in his long-lasting career that includes clubs like Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The manager praised the supporters after United’s strong show at home to Chelsea and said, “I have had problems with other clubs that I managed, but I have to say the best fans are the Manchester United ones.”

"In a difficult situation they continue to applaud the footballers and that is simply fantastic,” he added.

The tides are turning at Old Trafford

The performance against Chelsea on Monday surely lifted the spirits at Old Trafford but the call for a change in management still echoed around. A majority of the supporters were seen buying Jose Mourinho scarves and carried posters that called out for Van Gaal’s sacking during the defending champion’s visit to Manchester. However, United’s 2-1 win against Swansea City holds huge significance as they will be looking to use the result as a springboard to send them in the right direction as the league enters it’s second half. 

Van Gaal was happy with his team’s performance against struggling champions Chelsea and insisted that he will not leave if his players are ready to ‘fight’ for him. The Dutchman had earlier confirmed that his relationship with the board is good and that he has full support to turn things around. But if the impatience around Old Trafford keeps building then the board might be forced to make a decision regarding his future sooner or later.

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