Phil Neville backs Louis van Gaal and says Man United fans need a ‘reality check’

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Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville has told the club’s fans that they need to adjust to the realities of life after Sir Alex Ferguson, according to the Daily Star.

The former England international is now assisting his brother Gary at Valencia, and was a part of the doomed side of David Moyes’ stewardship.

And now that the pressure is mounting on Louis van Gaal, Neville believes the club have a difficult decision to make.

“It’s not the Sir Alex Ferguson era now; that time has gone and there needs to be a reality check.

“It’s the Louis van Gaal era. Constant change is not the answer.

“I was at United as a player for nine years and it wasn’t pretty every week.

“There seems to be an obsession at all clubs now, if you don’t get the right results in four or five games then it’s time to change the manager. That is not the answer.

“There is talent in the team. United are only a few points off the top three, it’s not all doom and gloom but performances must get better.

“They need to put faith in a man who has won trophies in every major European country.

“United asked him to get into the Champions League, and he did, now this year is about winning a trophy.

“He has the experience, he can handle being at Old Trafford and people need to relax about constantly needing to change and sack managers.

“United have to make a decision. Do they turn into a club who changes manager every 12 to 18 months or do they look for stability?”

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