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Is it time for Louis van Gaal to go?

A diligent Southampton side deserved their 1-0 victory at Old Trafford today.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal looks on as fans leaves their seats at Old Trafford.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal looks on as fans leaves their seats at Old Trafford.
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MAN UNITED REMAIN fifth following today’s loss at Southampton, but the Red Devils are now five points off the top four as a result of Tottenham’s win at Palace today.

Yet the manner of the performance, more so than the outcome, will leave Man United fans with cause for concern.

Just one of United’s eight shots was on target, while the hosts struggled to create a clear-cut chance for the entire afternoon.

A diligent Southampton side deserved their 1-0 victory, with the Saints now having won back-to-back matches at Old Trafford.

Moreover, it could have been worse, with Ander Herrera lucky not to concede a penalty after taking out Shane Long off the ball.

Few if any positives can therefore be taken out of the the game from Louis van Gaal’s perspective, with an injury to full-back Matteo Darmian adding to United’s woe.

So given today’s result and with no real sign of their problems in attack improving, is it time for Louis van Gaal to step aside as Man United manager?


Poll Results:

Yes (4468)
No (1562)


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