Champions League is the bare minimum for new Dutch boss…
Louis van Gaal has been told by the Manchester United hierarchy that his side must finish in the top four of the Premier League this season if he wants to keep his job, reports the Sun.
The Red Devils are aware that they face serious financial problems if they fail to qualify for the Champions League again, after finishing 7th in the Premier League last term under sacked boss David Moyes.
Despite missing out on the Champions League, the Red Devils are still spending lavishly to ensure that it doesn’t happen again, bringing in Luke Shaw for £27m, Ander Herrera for £28m, and are reportedly closing in on a whopping £47m deal for Juventus superstar Arturo Vidal.
With this kind of spending, the top four is the bare minimum for perennial winner van Gaal, and the demands are unlikely to phase the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager.
To do so however, United will have to oust Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal from the Champions League positions – which will be far easier said than done.