Alan Shearer claims Louis van Gaal's time is up

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Alan Shearer believes Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has had enough time to work on his team and must now begin to produce results.

The Red Devils have picked up seven points from their first four games this season, but the Premier League's all-time top goalscorer believes Van Gaal could be under pressure, if his side fail to beat Liverpool at the weekend.

The Newcastle United legend, turned Match of the Day pundit, also believes the only reason the Dutch boss was given more time than David Moyes is because of his previous managerial experience.


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As per the Sun, Shearer said: "I would argue Louis van Gaal cannot even afford to draw the game against Liverpool.

"He has been asking for more time for his team to blend, for young players to develop etc. Time is up I'm afraid - the time is now.

"You cannot oversee the changes he has made, backed by hundreds of millions, and then claim you are a victim because it needs time to blend. It is your job to mould a side and I would suggest a year is plenty for a club of Manchester United's standing.

"Van Gaal's league run over the last 10 games now stands at three wins, three draws and three defeats.

"Van Gaal's CV has afforded him the time that David Moyes was not given. But a poor result on Saturday and questions will start to be asked."


Van Gaal has spent over £230 million since taking over as Manchester United boss and has, so far, failed to bring any silverware to Old Trafford. 

He claimed throughout last season that his squad was unbalanced, but looking at the moves he made in the transfer window, you could argue his squad was still not balanced, due to a lack of strikers.

With the Red Devils already five points behind city, and title rivals Manchester City, they can not afford anymore slip-ups this early in the season. 

Games do not come any bigger than Saturday evening's fixture, and the pressure will be on Van Gaal to ensure his side pick up all three points against bitter rivals Liverpool, at Old Trafford.

Is Louis van Gaal doing a good enough job at Manchester United or should more be expected from a manager who has spent so much? Have your say below!

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