Van Gaal must turn Manchester United around quickly warns Coleman

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Louis van Gaal hasn't even officially become Manchester United's manager yet, but he is already coming under mounting pressure to turn the faltering team around.

Van Gaal won't take the reins at Old Trafford until Netherlands' World Cup campaign finishes, and he will be expected to extinguish a fire started by his predecessor David Moyes.

Wales manager Chris Coleman believes if Van Gaal fails to turn Manchester United round at the first attempt he could find himself out of the job this time next year.

Coleman told reporters: "It will be interesting to see what happens if Manchester United go through next season not winning anything because there is that possibility.

"Regardless of how easy they look on the eye if they haven't won anything what are they going to do?

"They are used to winning things and bossing situations and last season they didn't do that.

"I thought it would be hard for Moysey in the first year or two and I was disappointed as a fellow manager that he only got 10 months.

"I want to see what happens next season because Louis van Gaal is a quality manager but what are we going to say next year if Manchester United have not won anything?

"Is Louis van Gaal going to be out the door because he is going to need time to bed in with his own ideas."

Coleman has no doubt that Van Gaal has the experience to succeed at Manchester United but the Wales manager also believes that, through no fault of his own, he may not get an immediate response from the Manchester United players. If that happens Coleman doubts Van Gaal will be given the time to turn it around.

Comparing the situation to that of Moyes, Coleman said: "You are not a magician when you are a manager. Sometimes you go in and have an immediate response and that is good but sometimes you don't and it takes time - if you get the time - to try to mould it and do it your own way.

"That was what David Moyes was trying to do and I was disappointed because he is a British manager and we want to see them do well like Brendan (Rodgers) at Liverpool. He had a season and then he got it right.

"Van Gaal with all his experience I am quite sure he can do well there but it will be interesting to see how it works."

Not only will Van Gaal arrive at Old Trafford with a wealth of experience, he will also be given a helping hand in the shape of a £150m transfer budget. He has been tasked with not only getting Manchester United back to the top of the Premier League, but also rebuilding the entire squad.

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