Former Manchester United David Moyes says the club should not sack under-fire boss Louis van Gaal.
Van Gaal is under intense pressure and scrutiny after his side’s unimpressive season took a turn for the worse with a shock 2-1 defeat at Danish club Midtjylland in the Europa League on Thursday.
Moyes was fired two years ago when the club was in a similar situation but he doesn’t think another sack would be the right thing to do.
“I don’t think Manchester United should become a sacking club. I was disappointed when I lost my job after 10 months, but we would think Manchester United have always stood for much greater things than sacking their managers regularly. So, I don’t think they should (sack him),” Moyes told BBC Sport.
On the contrary, however, former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer believes Moyes’ sentiments notwithstanding, Van Gaal’s days are numbered at Old Trafford.
“I think he will be very lucky to see this out. I admired him for the way he kept fighting back and sticking up for his team and himself and his club, but I thought he looked a defeated man after Sunderland and the performance in midweek in the Europa League was terrible,” Shearer said.
Manchester United play Shrewsbury Town in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday and another poor result could signal the end of Van Gaal’s tenure at the club.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has told the Moratti family he will become the next Manchester United manager.