Manchester United finally brought the curtain down on a disappointing Premier League campaign with a routine 3-1 win against Bournemouth on Tuesday night.
Thousands of empty seats were seen around Old Trafford as the effects of Sunday's abandoned fixture took hold. Scores of fans found that they were unable to attend the hastily rearranged season finale, leaving the famous ground emptier than it has been in a long time.
Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford and Ashley Young contributed to the victory with a Chris Smalling own goal gifting the Cherries a consolation with the final kick of the game.
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However, it was only after the game that something of real note occurred. As it was the final game of the season, it is Manchester United's tradition for the manager to give a speech to the fans.
The stadium announcer told fans to stay in their seats as the Dutchman was be addressing them soon. To his surprise, it was met with boos from around the ground.
Listen to the reaction below:
As you may have heard, Van Gaal's response to the less-than-warm welcome was to thank the fans that remained for their "unconditional support" before promising to "bring the bacon home", referring to the FA Cup.
Needless to say, the Internet is already having a field day with Manchester United's fifth-placed finish expected to result in his sacking – and Jose Mourinho's arrival.
Here is some of the best:
Clearly, Van Gaal will not be sacked before Saturday's FA Cup final against Crystal Palace but it has been argued that not even winning the famous trophy will not save his job.
As with David Moyes, the Dutchman is believed to have a clause in his contract allowing Manchester United to terminate his contract with minimal compensation.
Mourinho, as per Sky Sports, has been told that if United do indeed sack Van Gaal, the job will be his.
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