Any lingering doubt that Louis van Gaal was not the right man for the Manchester United job should be ended after his comments at the United awards ceremony that expectations are too high at Old Trafford and that the remains one of the world’s great managers!
‘We have to meet the expectations of the biggest club in the world. Expectations are too high’ he said. ‘We are in a period of transition. It is not so easy.’
Expectations are too high Louis? United fans accept that this is a team in transition. Winning the title might have been too mucn for them to hope for. But is it too much to expect to get out of an easy Champions League group? Too beat a small Danish side in the Europa League? Or a championship side at home in the League Cup?
Van Gaal’s future has became one of the storylines of this season and and van Gaal suggested his authority at Carrington had been undermined by the constant headlines about his job security.
‘When the media is writing for six months I am sacked already… I can cope with that. It is not new for me. For my players, it is not so easy,’ he added.
‘They are reading every day. What do you think about my authority? What do you think about the way they want to follow my advice, when their coach is showed like a nobody because I cannot do anything?
‘But I am not like that. I am very arrogant. I am one of the best managers of the world.’
One of the best managers in the world Louis? I don’t think so. And anyone who was watched United play over the last two seasons and your inability to manage the game with your tactics and substitutions will strongly disagree with your statement.
What do you think of LVG’s comments? Are expectations at United too high?