Following the defeat Manchester United suffered at the hands of Stoke City at the Brittania Stadium on boxing day, coach Louis Van Gaal gave a revealing post match press conference to skysports where he bared his mind on the current situation of the team. During the conference, he was asked about the speculation surrounding his job and the Dutch manager suggested he may just throw in the towel.
When asked if he will be in charge of the next game against Chelsea, the former Ajax coach responded and said, ‘You have to wait and see, but I think so’, when asked if he will be in charge of the crunch game against Chelsea on Monday. Continuing, he said, ‘I can also quit by myself, but that is something that I speak with Ed Woodward by himself, and not with you, I have said already in former press conferences that the club has to fire or sack me. Sometimes I do it by myself, but I am the one who wants to speak first with the board of Manchester United and with my members of staff or with my players and not with you. I don’t think that is the sequence’.
It is now being reported that assistant manager, Ryan Giggs took training this morning. This will do nothing but add fuel to the speculation that the manager is about to resign.
The fans will be hoping that this situation be sorted out one way or another and the team get back to winning ways.