Supporters have intensified calls for Louis van Gaal to leave Manchester United following claims that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is interested in a move to the club if the veteran Dutchman exits Old Trafford.
Van Gaal was already under pressure after a 3-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday left Man United’s top four ambitions hanging by a thread.
And fans made it clear who they would rather see at Old Trafford after reports on Monday suggested that Ibrahimovic would be keen on a move to Man United if van Gaal leaves:
LVG leaves this summer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes in
LVG must go!
— Berry (@sirberry) April 11, 2016
Ibrahimovic to united? 😁🤔 LVG needs to go
— 𝑪𝑨𝑹𝑴𝑬𝑵 (@heyimcarmen_) April 11, 2016
Like I didn't want Van Gaal to go anyway, Ibrahimovic would be a fantastic signing and a huge statement for next season. #MUFC
— Conn (@ConnMUFC) April 11, 2016
The hatred generated from a Mourinho/Ibrahimovic combination is just too good to pass up. #MUFC
— Rob Murphy (@roobmurph) April 11, 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Or LVG? If Ed Woodward was smart he would get rid of LVG at the end of the season !
— Tiaa 🦇 (@TiaVacca) April 11, 2016
Zlatan ibrahimovic I will join Manchester United if lvg leaves the club surely this is a good enough reason to finally sack lvg #mufc
— seb holmes (@sebholmes4) April 11, 2016
Says it all when ibrahimovic says he will only come if lvg leaves, do the right thing #Mufc
— stuart mattison (@StuM20) April 11, 2016
United have suffered a dismal campaign in which they have exited the Champions League and Capital One Cup early, struggled in the Premier League and only just about clung on in the FA Cup.
Van Gaal’s tactics go against the attacking ethos that United have instilled at the club in years gone by and it is clear that he has to go.
Ibrahimovic, combined with the rumoured arrival of Jose Mourinho in the summer, would give United a fear factor and arrogance that they have sorely missed this season.