Time is up for Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.
The board must act now and end the Dutchman’s reign before the anger of the United fans switches to the chief executive Ed Woodward and the mistakes he has made since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure from Old Trafford.
LVG’s United is so out sync with everything the red devils stood for over the last 25 years and losing to Norwich City has to be the final straw.
There’s no spine to fear from defence to midfield and up front. The days of wingers lifting the crowd off their seats with breathtaking pace and skill are confined to dvd’s of the class of 92.
Not even Ryan Giggs shouting from the edge of the technical area could inspire this dull and one paced United team.
Norwich, with only three wins in the Premier League going into this game, scored two goals and were able to hold on for the win despite a consolation from Martial.
The United boss’ cv and arrogance no longer impresses the red army, and with one of the best managers on the planet suddenly available, some fans want two and two to make four with Jose Mourinho in red.
Pep Guardiola would be a better fit for me at United, but I wonder if their great rivals City or even Chelsea have greater financial clout to influence Pep’s decision.
Now to the chief executive, Mr Woodward.
Before his tenure, we held United up as a glowing example of a club that stood by their manager with a long term plan.
Since his appointment at the end of Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gil’s partnership, United have stumbled from hesitancy and lack of funding in the short term Moyes era, to massive overspending by van Gaal on mediocrity and a complete lack of flair.
Now, out of the Champions League and in a second rate Europa League, United fans are also facing the prospect, yet again, of wondering whether they will maintain a top four position in the league before the end of the year, never mind the end of the season.
The ‘special one’ apparently wants the United job and if the board believe it is still possible to win the Premier League this season, they have to act now and make their move for the ‘sacked one’ to replace the ‘lame one’ currently in the United hot seat.