Manchester United were right to bring in Louis van Gaal, Football Manager simulation ‘proves’

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Manchester United sacked David Moyes just 10 months after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson and, in the following summer, replaced him with Louis van Gaal.

There have been question marks raised over how the club would cope without Fergie, as van Gaal, similarly to Moyes, got his career at Old Trafford off to a poor start.

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There were even suggestions that Manchester United may have made a mistake in parting company with the Scotsman so soon into a six-year contract with the English giants.

The first half of the season was another disappointment for the Red Devils faithful, who struggled to break into the top four, but a resurgent second half of the campaign has seen the club come close to challenging Chelsea for the Premier League title.

According to a highly sophisticated and factual Football Manager simulation of the 2014/15 season, published by the Mirror, this is how Moyes and van Gaal would have compared this term…

Van Gaal vs Moyes


The FM simulation calculated that Moyes would have finished the season on 67 points – again missing out on Champions League football.

Meanwhile, current Manchester United boss van Gaal already has 65 points – with five games of the season still to play – and is on course to lead the club to a return to the elite European competition.

Nonetheless, the Dutchman may be impressing more than his predecessor – but more is certainly expected from the Red Devils next term.

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