Things just go from bad to worse for Manchester United, not only did they lose to FC Midtjylland in their Europa League game but they also lost a key player in David de Gea who picked up an injury before the game even started.
De Gea joined Wayne Rooney, another crucial clog in the United system on the injured list and this does not bode well for Louis van Gaal who is trying to ensure that United somehow make it back to the Champions League next season.
The Red half of United are behind their rivals City in the race for the top four spot but are six points behind them with 12 games to go. Van Gaal though stated that winning the Europa League would be the best chance for them to get into the Champions League, but that seems far from actually happening.
Manchester United are suffering from exactly what many feared when Sir Alex Ferguson left, it would never be easy to replace the legendary Scot but even bringing in someone as reputed as Louis van Gaal has not been able to change the fortunes of the club.
United need to get their feet back and here is a 5-point-plan to get them going in the right direction.
Sack Van Gaal
This is a no-brainer really, the Dutch manager hasn’t improved Manchester United since the days of David Moyes and the team feel like they have regressed into a mid-table side. United aren’t used to such performances and the buck stops with the manager.
If Chelsea can sack Jose Mourinho, who led them to titles galore for the second time, Manchester United should sack Van Gaal come the end of the season. The Dutchman did something great by qualifying for the Champions League last season but he has stayed here for far too long.