Louis van Gaal wants five years in charge of Manchester United

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wants to stay at Old Trafford for five years, according to Steve Bates of the Sunday People.

It has been reported that the Red Devils chief, who replaced David Moyes as the club's manager this past summer, would be open to extending his contract with the club, which could see him stay on English soil until 2020. 

Retiring at United

In fact, the report has claimed that the Dutchman will ultimately look to retire at the Theatre of Dreams after falling in love with the Premier League.

The same report has revealed that the United boss has already discussed his long term plans with the club's owners, with it being reported that he held discussions until 3am with Bryan, Avram and Joel Glazer after the club's victory over Burnley last month. 

It appears, then, that the Red Devils boss has set his sights on long term success with the club, but it remains to be seen as to whether the club will offer him the opportunity to stay on past his current deal. 

United fans, of course, will currently be hoping for success in the short term, with the side desperate to make a return to the Champions League. 

Van Gaal must do it immediately 

And Van Gaal will be well aware that he must achieve success this term, with the club still struggling to find an identity under his regime. 

Despite sitting in the top four, United have failed to reach top form, so qualifying for next year's elite competition will be crucial for Van Gaal if he wants to stay at the club for the long term. He must do that before focussing on the future. 

Manchester United fans: Do you think Van Gaal will last five years at your club? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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