Although it now seems as if every Manchester United fan and their Grandmother wants Louis van Gaal to get the sack at Old Trafford, one man is fighting a noble (or idiotic) crusade to keep him at the club.
According to an incredible report in the Guardian this evening, Louis van Gaal once again attempted to hand in his resignation after Manchester United’s loss to Southampton over the weekend. However, with the entire stadium calling for Van Gaal’s head, and with millions of fans around the world echoing the locals’ sentiments, Ed Woodward instructed the Dutch manager to ‘take some time’ to think about it.
Manchester United have the lowest shots on target at home of all 92 teams in the football league. This is all types of wrong #MUFC
— FPL MUPPET (@FPL_MUPPET) January 25, 2016
Stats released this evening revealed that Manchester United have had fewer shots on target at home this season than any other side in the top four divisions in England. Why Ed Woodward has chosen not to fire his current manager this late into the season is baffling. Why Ed Woodward would reject the resignation of said manager simply defies belief.
Shots on target at home this season… Real Madrid: 109 Bayern: 91 Tottenham: 87 Barca: 86 Manchester United: 35 pic.twitter.com/z8PcpFQpXY
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) January 24, 2016
Manchester United currently sit fifth in the table and are three points worse off than they were at the same stage of the season during David Moyes’ disastrous spell with the club.
Van Gaal’s departure from Old Trafford is most certainly a matter of when rather than if at this moment in time, the only question is; why in god’s name is Ed Woodward so desperate to prolong the inevitable?
Van Gaal 15/16: Games: 23 Points: 37 Goals: 28 Moyes 13/14: Games: 23 Points: 40 Goals: 38 #MUFC
— United Updates (@UpdatesAtUnited) January 25, 2016
David Moyes' win percentage was 50%. Van Gaal after 18 months in charge and spending £285m has 49.2%. pic.twitter.com/dJtwBdlxah
— Ä. (@Schweinmaster) January 25, 2016
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