Manchester United will keep extra security in place for the club's Premier League fixture against Chelsea on Monday night if Louis van Gaal is still in the hot seat at Old Trafford.
This has been reported by The Sun, who claim that the club brought in extra minders to the dugout during the club's defeat against strugglers Norwich City last weekend.
Van Gaal endured abuse from the home faithful as his side were beaten for the third consecutive match. In fact, the result against the Canaries left United without a victory in six games - their worst run for 17 years.
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According to The Sun, during Saturday's clash, there were fears that United fans might have attempted to get at the experienced coach.
Van Gaal has long been criticised for his style of play at the Theatre of Dreams, but satisfactory results have just about kept the United fans on side.
Future in doubt
However, after recent results, the Dutchman's long-term future at the club appears to be in the balance.
It has been suggested that Van Gaal could be out of a job if he fails to secure a victory over Stoke City on Boxing Day. However, if he does make it to Monday's showdown, he could be in for a tense evening in front of the Old Trafford crowd.
With Jose Mourinho lingering around, Van Gaal will most definitely be feeling the pressure over this busy festive period.
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