All smile again for van Gaal
All smile again for van Gaal

Speculation over Louis van Gaal’s future has been rife this season following their disappointing campaign and after the latest announcement of Antonio Conte becoming next Chelsea manager, everyone is now waiting for Manchester United to make the announcement that they are scraping LVG this summer for incoming Jose Mourinho.

But Dutch news outlet De Telegraaf have some other encouraging update on van Gaal conundrum. They are not mentioning Mourinho’s name but rather claiming Louis van Gaal will be more desperate and ruthless in his third and last season at United to prove the critics wrong.

The report also claims the Old Trafford hierarchy has handed the Dutchman a sensational money bank to spend outrageously in the summer transfer window and the amount is believed to be 100 million pounds.

Some say there is every reason to trust what De Telegraaf is claiming because this outlet has been exceptional in any news related to van Gaal and Manchester United since his arrival at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, Daily Mirror also suggests that despite so much criticism and hatred from the fans and ex-players, United board is backing the Dutch manager right now. Van Gaal even working closely with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and chief scout Jim Lawlor ahead of the summer transfer window.

The report further suggests, Manchester United are keen to bring in a host of fresh talent next season with Renato Sanches (£47.5m), Romelu Lukaku (£50m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£60m) all on their radar with all total £157.5m swoop this summer.

United board have also agreed what Van Gaal has suggested that is to limit their pre-season tour to just eight days instead of two weeks.

Recently van Gaal said: “I am there for every step that is being made for next season and I decided that we would only go to China for eight days.
“I have been there before and I have also played myself in a tournament in Shanghai and we couldn’t train properly because of the air and the humidity.

“We are going only because of commercial purposes.
“As manager of Manchester United, I know that we have to do that.
“But I have also made it that we are going for no more than eight days. After that, we are back again to train.

“It is not very good preparation because of that, and it is also difficult because we have to think about the European Championship.”

United have stayed very quiet amidst all the speculation regarding LVG’s Old Trafford future. And so the only thing we know is that Woodward last axed a manager when a place in the top four became impossible.
David Moyes had nothing left to play for when he was shown the door in late April, 2014. Meanwhile a top four finish and the FA Cup are still within reach for the under-fire Dutch manager. And would he achieve even half of that Woodward could argue he deserves to stay.

David Moyes had nothing left to play for when he was shown the door in late April, 2014. Meanwhile, a top four finish and the FA Cup are still within reach for the under-fire Dutch manager. And would he achieve even half of that Woodward could argue he deserves to stay.