Jose Mourinho to Man Utd: Van Gaal sack update; Ed Woodward transfer policy to face the wrath of investors

Jose Mourinho to Man Utd: Van Gaal sack update; Ed Woodward transfer policy to face the wrath of investors

Manchester United supporters are desperate for a change and in Jose Mourinho they see an instant savior. Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United reign could be termed disastrous considering the club failed to make any sort of progress under his reign. With speculations of Mourinho to Man Utd running high, the Portuguese manager recently gave a hint for the fans to have an idea on the situation.

Jose Mourinho was recently found in Mexico City, where he traveled to manage a FIFA legends team. On being asked about the Old Trafford side’s recent defeat to West Ham United, the 53-year-old replied that he knew the result of the match after checking into his hotel.

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On further probing regarding his chances of being appointed as the next Manchester United manager, the self-proclaimed Special One dodged the bullet with finesse and chose “time” as his answer.

“There is plenty of time” Mourinho said with a smile, as reported by Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, certain reports claim that Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is not sure of giving Van Gaal the sack. The 44-year-old is still hinging towards giving the Dutchman the final year of his contract, despite the supporters of the club demanding otherwise, according to Mirror.

Woodward himself is facing a lot of heat at the moment, not only from the supporters but the investors of the club as well. It is reported that the man from Chelmsford, United Kingdom will be on the receiving end of a severe grilling once he submits the club’s financial report for the third quarter this week.

Woodward has been repeatedly criticized for his failures in the transfer market. Despite spending over $361 million in the transfers, Manchester United is set to lose out of the Champions League spot two times in three seasons.

It has to be noted that ex-manager David Moyes was sacked within 48 hours after a top-four finish became mathematically impossible for the team in 2013. The same could follow Van Gaal.

Van Gaal could technically win his first trophy since taking control of the team if Manchester United defeats Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final on May 21 at Wembley.

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