Nobody is quite sure whether Manchester United will be mad enough to give Louis van Gaal a third season at Old Trafford - but the Red Devils may have dropped a subtle hint that their unpopular Dutch coach could be off in the summer.
United have released their official 2016 summer tour video and Van Gaal doesn’t feature once. (Scroll down this page to see for yourself).
It’s a far cry from United’s 2015 summer tour video which, according to the Manchester Evening News, saw Van Gaal feature prominently.
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Van Gaal’s popularity has dropped significantly at Old Trafford over the past 12 months and speculation is rife that he will leave the club at the end of the season, a year before his contract is due to expire.
Whether the people behind United’s latest promo video were instructed to leave out Van Gaal is unclear, but it’s a little strange why the manager doesn’t feature this time around and fans are right to ask questions.
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Video: United's 2016 summer tour video
2015's video was a bit different...
Jose Mourinho speculation intensifying
There’s talk that Jose Mourinho will replace Van Gaal in the summer, with reports earlier this week claiming the revered Portuguese coach has signed a pre-contract agreement with the Premier League giants.
But there’s also speculation that Van Gaal will be allowed to see out his three-year deal before Ryan Giggs takes the reins ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.
United gunning for top-four finish
Following last weekend’s surprise 1-0 win over Manchester City, United suddenly have a real chance of securing Champions League football for next season.
With eight matches of the campaign remaining, the Red Devils are sixth in the table, one point behind fourth-placed Man City.
"The gap would have been too big if we had drawn or lost. It would have been very difficult," Van Gaal was quoted as saying by BBC Sport after the win over City.
"Now it is in our own hands but we have to win our games. We have more home matches than away and we don't lose so much at Old Trafford - so we have a big chance."
United, who should be full of confidence after their win at the Etihad, take on Everton at Old Trafford after the international break.
A week later they face title contenders Tottenham at White Hart Lane, before going head-to-head with West Ham in their FA Cup quarter-final replay on April 13.
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