- Manchester United fans and supporters are losing confidence in the ability of Dutchman Louis Van Gaal as the club keeps recording poor results in matches
- The frustration at Old Trafford has led the board to court the former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as a possible replacement for the under pressure Dutchman
As Manchester United prepare to face Shrewsbury in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday, February 22 the club manager Luis Van Gaal is a man walking on a tight rope.
Manchester United have won only nine of their last 27 games under the hapless Dutchman, who has already given up on the team in the last few months.
Manchester United vice chairman Ed Woodward has felt frustrated with Van Gaal, and with the availability of Jose Mourinho it is likely that the Dutchman will be shown the exit if the club loses against Arsenal in what is seen as crunch match for the top four.
The clash on Sunday, February 28 could be the bullet used to finish Van Gaal as the club cannot afford to lose more ground on its title rivals.
Manchester United ended David Moyes management in 2014 after losing out on Champions League qualification.
After United lost to Midtjylland on Thursday February 18 in the Europa Cup, which is the best chance for the club to gain Champions League qualification, the pressure has now grown on Van Gaal.
With the likes of Leicester City and Spurs playing their best football, Manchester United are in danger of losing out on the richest club tournament in the world.
Though Van Gaal has brought his own brand of stability to Old Trafford, a sense of intense disappointment lingers over the club overall.
Former Manchester players including Paul Scholes and Gary Neville have been critical of Van Gaal.
According to pundits, a drought of goals, boring defensive football, underachieving signings and a sense of boredom will be the Dutchman’s legacy.