EPL : Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United future NOT discussed by Ed Woodward at meeting in London
Louis van Gaal’s future was not discussed by Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at a meeting in London yesterday.
The discussion, which took place at the Red Devils’ Mayfair office, was commercial-related, it is understood, rather than about the under-fire Dutchman
Van Gaal has overseen three defeats in a row, and a winless streak of six matches which has seen the club crash out of the Champions League and drop out of the Premier League top four.
Although it looks increasingly likely United will dismiss Van Gaal, it is believed several United players still enjoy working under Van Gaal, despite unrest among some sections, and he has not explicitly lost the dressing room like David Moyes did.
United defender Phil Jones insisted the mood at the club was not as bad as it was under Moyes two seasons ago.
“I wouldn’t say it’s the lowest moment,” Jones said at the weekend. “I think it became pretty glum under David Moyes.”
“The manager is doing all he can and is doing a terrific job.
“It’s not even questionable in the dressing room. The lads are absolutely fully focused on performing well for the manager, the fans, ourselves – week in, week out.
“The players in there aren’t hiding behind anyone.”
Van Gaal is scheduled to attend his pre-match press conference at 3.30pm on Wednesday ahead of United’s Boxing Day trip to Stoke.