The four-time Major winner certainly knows something about winning, and doesn’t think that the Dutchman is the man to bring success to Old Trafford. The 63-year-old guided the Red Devils to fourth in the Premier League last time round, but seems to be finding it difficult to improve on that this season.
“I think the new signings will be good in time, but I’m not convinced LVG is the right man to lead us,” McIlroy said, “I don’t know, it’s a hard one. Everyone is dropping points, and it looks like City might run away with the league. At least we’re back in Europe, so that’s a good thing.
“Rooney did well for England at the weekend, so hopefully that will give him confidence when he returns to domestic football,” he added on captain Wayne Rooney, “A top-four finish is obviously likely, and hopefully we’ll challenge for the title, but we’ll see.”
To date United have two wins under their belt against Tottenham and Aston Villa, but have a loss to Swansea City to their name as well as a goalless draw with Newcastle United. If van Gaal fails to orchestrate a title challenge, his job may come under pressure at the end of the campaign.
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With Liverpool and Southampton up next for the Red Devils, they will need to find their form quickly if they are going to keep up with top of the table Manchester City. Their local rivals have won all four games so far, scoring ten goals and conceding none.