Opinions are split on this season as some are down on Louis van Gaal for not finishing top 4 while others praise him for investing so much trust into youngsters who can set up a base for a team that embodies the Manchester United spirit. This season was set to be decisive for Van Gaal who has not managed to deliver the Champions League but look at the injuries he has had to contend with – is that an explanation or an excuse – it is hard to say. There’s still the Europa League for next year and the FA Cup next week but it might not be enough to keep United’s manager around until the end of his contract. Or will it? LVG is on a good path as all the youngsters he invested in are starting to look like 1st team United material. We already talked about how low the team’s age average can go and how amazing it would be to have a solid group grow under the right supervision.
The rumors that Mourinho might take over had continued to rumble on but talking of any transfers or managerial change in light of Sunday’s events seem distasteful at the moment. It is time for the Manchester United family to come together – the team, squad and all at the club to try to finish the season on a high with an FA Cup win and a win over Bournemouth once the game is played.
Given the potentially tragic events of Sunday’s Code Red security alert it makes you put things in perspective.