After Manchester United’s crushing loss to fledgling Bournemouth side this Saturday, rumor mills have been busy spilling speculations that LVG’s position at Old Trafford is under serious scrutiny. The Dutchman has been the subject of intense criticism this season for United’s monotonous style of play but relatively good results had kept a mutiny at bay. Latest reports reveal now that Red Devils has had enough of Van Gaal. The club officials have lost confidence and are poised to show him exit door out of Old Trafford any time soon.
Moreover, Ed Woodward is already on the hunt for a new manager, and Old Trafford crew have significantly upgraded contact with Bayern Munich manager. Guardiola, who has refused to commit himself to Bundesliga giants beyond the summer, has been the subject of great speculation as uncertainty looms over his future at Allianz Arena.
With Guardiola’s future still nebulous, a panoply of European powerhouses have approached Bundesliga champions to acquire the services of Catalan manager. Rumors have been rife recently that Manchester City are in pole position to land the award-winning manager.
However, United are reportedly attempting to plot a raid on neighbors City, tabling up an attractive deal to lure him from Etihad stadium to Old Trafford. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer also recently tipped Guardiola to take over at Old Trafford when he leaves Allianz Arena.
“Pep is interesting for every top club in the world,” he said. “That’s just normal. He can pick his club and in terms of popularity Manchester United might be the number one worldwide.”
United would have normally Guardiola shining in their radar bearing in mind his astounding feats of success at Bayern and Barcelona, where his side twice brought defeat upon Sir Alex Ferguson’s side in Champions League finals. However, if he were to leave Germany next summer that would count against United, given it comes a year before LVG’s contract expires. The Dutchman’s commitment with United runs till 2017, but given the club’s current form, it seems highly unlikely he will complete his term to full.