Confidence in van Gaal has reached a new low following Man United’s 2-1 loss against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League on Thursday.
There have been widespread reports that Mourinho, who was sacked by Chelsea earlier this term, will take over at Old Trafford in the event of van Gaal’s exit. However, Stirling claimed that Giggs would resign as assistant manager at United if that happens:
Reliably informed Giggs will walk if Mourinho appointed. Also, he won't take the job as interim. Reason for Woodward stalling? #MUFC
— Ian Stirling (@Stirling061) February 19, 2016
Supporters have been wondering why van Gaal is still in a job following United’s dreadful form and the claim may explain why Ed Woodward has been reluctant to let the Dutchman go.
Giggs is a club legend but surely he must realise that van Gaal is not the right man to lead United.
By being stubborn over his position at United, he is hurting the club he loves. It is a precarious situation for all parties involved but decisions need to be made soon.