Video: Louis van Gaal appears a dead man walking as Stoke defeat puts him on brink of Man United sack

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Louis van Gaal gave off a serious dead man walking vibe as he faced the media after Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat to Stoke City this afternoon.

The Red Devils manager refused to confirm whether or not he had the support of the decision makers at Old Trafford after a fourth straight loss.

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The pressure was already piling on the Dutchman prior to United’s trip to the Britannia Stadium and he showed it by storming out of his Wednesday press conference.

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The Sun reports that the United board are lining up former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to improve both the results and boring style of football Van Gaal has overseen.

And the look of defeat in the eyes of the 64-year-old during his interview with Sky Sports suggests that he knows his time at Old Trafford could be coming to an end.

First-half goals from Bojan and Marko Arnautovic condemned the Red Devils, who had captain Wayne Rooney left on the bench by Van Gaal, to a seventh game without victory.

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They could be as low as seventh in the Premier League and six points adrift of the Champions League places by the close of a Boxing Day on which Van Gaal could get a knockout blow.

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