Manchester United are set to sack Louis van Gaal on Monday, and the news was widely welcomed by supporters after a frustrating two years with the Dutchman at the helm.
Despite signing off the season with the FA Cup on Saturday, it isn’t expected to be enough for Van Gaal to save his job after overseeing plenty of disappointment in the Premier League and in Europe this season.
United failed to finish in the top four which means that they’ll be absent from the Champions League next season, while their failures in both European competitions this year added to the frustration and anger at the club.
Coupled with his style of play that was often criticised for being boring by supporters, pundits and former players alike, it was ultimately a matter when not if Van Gaal was sacked this summer.
With reports that they have parted company with the Dutchman with an official announcement soon to follow, United are now expected to appoint Jose Mourinho as his successor with the former Chelsea boss reportedly set to hold talks with the club this week.
Five months too late, but at least it has finally been done. Louis van Gaal sacked as Man United manager. In comes José Mourinho. #mufc
— Liam Canning (@OffsideLiam) May 23, 2016
Farewell, LVG. Thanks for buying Anthony Martial, stumbling on Marcus Rashford, pretending to fall over that time and having a funny voice.
— pauliegunn (@PaulGunning1) May 23, 2016
— Serge Adam (@SergeMUFC) May 23, 2016
VAN GAAL SACKED AT 8:30AM BUT CANT GO THROUGH THE DOOR BECAUSE HE KEEPS GOING BACKWARDS & SIDEWARDS
— Agent Edward (@Agent_Edward) May 23, 2016
Thank you Van Gaal for spending £250 mil and bring Manchester United from 7th place to 5th place, we all really appreciate the great work!
— Paul. (@VintageDeGea) May 23, 2016
Crikey! Manchester United have sacked Louis Van Gaal. Who saw that coming? Next thing you know they’ll appoint José Mourinho.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 23, 2016
— Barney @Red News (@barneyrednews) May 23, 2016
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) May 23, 2016