Manchester United better off without Louis van Gaal but should avoid Jose Mourinho

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After Manchester United lost 2-1 at home to Norwich, the red half of Manchester has now truly turned on manager Louis Van Gaal. With many of the top clubs likely to have different managers next season - everyone is talking about who will end up where.

Pep Guardiola's availability in the summer was confirmed this weekend as he announced he would be leaving Bayern Munich after his current contract with Bayern Munich expires. Much of the talk is that he will move to the Premier League, with Manchester City the favourites.

With Jose Mourinho now being available after being sacked by Chelsea, he will be linked to every job that becomes available at the top clubs. This includes Manchester United, the longer the 52-year-old stays in England those rumours will only increase.


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While Mourinho has often spoken highly of United and would no doubt jump at the chance, this would not end well. Despite his good relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United are seeking more than success.

The football club craves another era of stability and legacy. With Louis van Gaal's side without a win in their last six league matches, the pressure on the Dutchman continues to rise. If fortunes are not improved by the new year, expect a vacancy to appear at Old Trafford.

Norwich do deserve praise but Manchester United should be beating a team fighting for Premier League survival, regardless of who is playing. The team put out by Van Gaal was more than capable of winning this match.

Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Juan Mata all have great quality in attacking areas and should be capable of at least creating chances. They only had two shots on target in the match which to most neutrals seems almost unthinkable after the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

Many made the point when David Moyes was sacked for Manchester United fans to be careful what they wished for. At the moment, it looks like they have been proven right. Perhaps a couple of years of success might bring some short-term joy to Old Trafford but will not be adequate in the long run.

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