Manchester United are struggling at present and are on their worst record in 17 years in the Premier League era.
United are winless for the last six games, with three consecutive losses in all competitions and also includes their elimination from Champions League earlier this month.
Manager Louis van Gaal has somewhat become a much-hated figure as the season has progressed. Fans have little confidence in the Dutchman's philosophies and are running out of patience - calling for his departure.
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But Van Gaal has found support from one of his players in defender Phil Jones.
Despite their poor form, Jones believes the morale of the squad was worse during the David Moyes' nine months at the helm of proceedings at Old Trafford, according to Sky Sports.
"I wouldn't say it's the lowest moment. I think it became pretty glum, if you like, under David Moyes and it was unfortunate. We weren't playing well at the time."
He is confident Van Gaal is doing everything possible to guide the club back to winning ways but inspite of it, recent results doesn’t showcase the effort that is being put at the training ground.
The Red Devils succumbed to back-to-back league defeats against Bournemouth and Norwich in the last few weeks and, as a result, lost their fourth place to Tottenham.
The 64-year-old manager was booed off the pitch by fans after their fourth loss, voicing their discontent regarding the performance and attitude of the players as well as the manager.
It is believed United hierarchy has given an ultimatum to the manager and has provided him with a two-game deadline to bring the club back to winning ways or face the inevitable.
United next face Stoke away on Boxing Day and take on Chelsea at home two days later.
Jose Mourinho waiting in the wings
Van Gaal, himself, has conceded that he fears for his future at the club following Jose Mourinho’s departure from Chelsea last week.
The Portuguese is staying in London and reports claim he is open to the idea of managing Manchester United.
Meanwhile, the 23-year-old defender believes the team is cohesive in this time of crisis and put full faith in his manager.
“We just have to keep plugging away, keep creating chances and hopefully we’ll hit someone four of five nil, but we just have to get back to the drawing board again and pick ourselves up.”
Van Gaal has a better win percentage compared to David Moyes, solely based on league performances, but it is increasingly unlikely the top officials at the Theatre of Dreams will persist with the Dutchman beyond this term.
With the availability of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, United should do whatever necessary to lure either one to Old Trafford and bring back the glory days.
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