According to a report from the Sunday Mirror, Louis van Gaal is really concerned about family’s security as some reports claim he and wife Truus could be threatened by raging United supporters.
The Dutch couple said to be enjoying a 24-hour protection already, with bodyguards posted outside their luxury Cheshire apartment, but the under-fire United manager is so concerned about increasing threats that he has started searching a new home with more privacy.
Earlier also van Gaal needed extra security when a major portion of the Red Devils supporters’ temper boiled over after United’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Norwich last month. Now he has requested extra watch over his safety at home also in a smart suburb of Manchester.
Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand also faced balaclava-wearing mobs at their homes when they were involved in contract stand-offs.
However, Manchester United officials declined to comment on the story.
Meanwhile, Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward is keen to neglect an avalanche of public criticism and support Louis van Gaal to keep his job as Manchester United manager.
Woodward’s opinion will certainly surprise United fans, but it also indicates the political turmoil among the club hierarchy. While critics and fans think van Gaal is now like a dead man walking, United chief continues his hard works to save his job. The pressure is increasingly mounting on the Dutch manager.
Woodward is not likely to continue his backing for the 64-year-old manager without having the much needed support of the Glazer family, so for the time being, it seems the owners also have faith in their manager.
Having sanctioned almost £300million for transfer spending since 2013 and appointed David Moyes and van Gaal as managers, Woodward also has a great interest in seeing long-term success.
van Gaal’s tumultuous position at Old Trafford is being seriously eroded and his family are actually worried about the situation, they think the pressure of the job is taking its toll on him. Some reports suggest they even spoke to him when he visited home in Holland to celebrate daughter’s birthday.