The Dutchman’s side have had a disappointing season and are currently sat 12 points behind Barclay’s Premier League leaders Leicester City, while reports suggest Jose Mourinho has agreed personal terms with Man United and will take over at Old Trafford with a three-year deal.
Yet despite the murmurings in the press, Ed Woodward wasn’t asked questions about van Gaal by investors this afternoon when discussing United’s financial report for Q1 in 2016 and Sky Sources say the club is happy with him as manager.
Our last three games have hinted towards a turnaround in fortune with two wins, one draw and seven goals but for fans it is too little too late as we are 12 points off the top of the table and are now six points off the elusive fourth spot.
Quite how the board and club can be happy with van Gaal is a bit hard for me to fathom. We’re not challenging for the title after investing in a squad which finished fourth last season, are out of the Champions League and only have the FA Cup as a domestic cup possibility. How that warrants a happy board is beyond me.
All we can do now is sit and wait to see what happens but it looks like the club is not putting any pressure on van Gaal, at least from an external perspective.