Manchester United could pay a heavy price for finishing fourth: Louis Van Gaal may keep his job.

Indranil Bhattacharya / 14 May 2016

The congested, extremely boring football played, by Manchester United, under Louis Van Gaal could be set for a repeat run next season if United snatches the 4th place in Premier League from Manchester City.

LVG’s side are awful to watch, a team sleep-walking, like Zombies, towards the final game of the season with Bournemouth.

This was one of the greatest clubs in the history of the game. But under Van Gaal, they are leaving that all behind them.

At the start of the season, the target for Van Gaal was to finish in the top three and to reach the second round of the Champions League. Both ambitions proved beyond the 64-year-old Dutchman, but surprisingly he could still finish fourth.

He does not deserve it after West Ham crushed the United side by 3-2, while the Red Devils were leading by 2-1 in the final game at Upton Park.

Manchester City confirmed that they signed Pep Guardiola for the next three years, arriving in the summer, despite of the result against Swansea in tomorrow’s game. But Guardiola, must change City’s mentality, who leaves Bayern Munich after the German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund.

He will have to take what he finds if City finishes fifth and not fancy a run at the Europa League.

After that shameful send off at the Etihad last weekend, what does Manuel Pellegrini care? As far it is known, City fans love Pellegrini, taking him into their hearts during his Premier League title-winning sesaon in Manchester.

If that is the case, they should have had shown some decency to stay behind him and send him off in style, after last Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

Pellegrini wanted to win the Champions League but there is still that throbbing feeling that the competition is not quite for City.

The fans booing the Uefa anthem and pinning their hopes on the Premier League each year, have never really taken to it.

City is favorite to claim the fourth spot, but there is a chance that Swansea could still upset the odds. Van Gaal will be the luckiest man alive, if that happens.