Van Gaal is under immense pressure to get Man United into the Champions League.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal underestimated that task at hand when he arrived at Old Trafford; that’s the view of legendary figure Sir Bobby Charlton.
Following a disastrous 2013/14 campaign, fans may have hoped that the arrival of an experienced manager would see the club return to the summit of the Premier League.
That hasn’t been the case and despite a record spending spree last summer, Man United find themselves in a battle to qualify for the Champions League.
For Charlton, Van Gaal may have been fazed by the task at hand despite his vast experience in the game.
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“A new manager comes in and has lots of things on his mind, a lot to think about at once, and Louis van Gaal was perhaps a little surprised by the enormity of the club,” he wrote on the clubs pre-match programme (via Mirror Football).
“It’s been just the way I thought it would be this season. I am not worried about the season or the future. I think we can look forward to some fantastic times here.
“There has been misfortune along the way – look at the injuries we’ve had, or the deflected goal at Swansea last weekend – but sometimes you get that.”
Despite the sentiment shared by Charlton, the clubs board may not necessarily feel the same and failure to qualify for next seasons Champions League is unthinkable.