Sir Alex Ferguson frustrated during Manchester United vs West Ham

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After back-to-back defeats, Manchester United managed to just about maintain their FA Cup status after coming from behind to draw with West Ham United on Sunday. 

It was Dimitri Payet who handed Slaven Bilic's side the lead after curling home a fine free-kick past Red Devils shot-stopper David de Gea. 

Thankfully for United, though, talented Frenchman Anthony Martial netted late on, but it's safe to say that the tie proved yet another frustrating one for the home crowd. 


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One man certainly didn't appear to enjoy himself too much throughout proceedings. That man was Sir Alex Ferguson. Remember him..? 

Well, while the club fail to produce the goods without their ex-legendary manager at the helm, he has continued to watch on from the stands since his retirement. 

Ferguson watching on 

Home and away, Ferguson is usually spotted in the stands despite his beloved club's on-pitch struggles. 

The Scot certainly displayed his passion throughout his lengthy tenure at the Theatre of Dreams, and, despite his age, he appears to be as passionate as ever. 

Indeed, the 74-year-old seemed to be extremely frustrated and animated during United's latest contest. 

In fact, as you can see from the tweets below, he even put his tie over his face at one point...

It sums up United under LVG 

It's clear for all to see that Ferguson's reaction during the West Ham fixture sums up Manchester United under Louis van Gaal's regime. It's one of complete frustration. 

Time-and-time again, despite one or two signs of recovery, United have flattered to deceive. Ultimately, under Van Gaal, they just haven't been good enough. The club are lacking in direction - they just don't seem to be going anywhere. 

The pictures of Ferguson from the West Ham game really shouldn't be underestimated. They really do sum up the mood at the club. What is happening to Manchester United as a football club? Where do they go now? Does anyone really have an idea of what has to be done? 

Van Gaal has to go in the summer, doesn't he? United fans have been calling for him to leave since before the turn of the year, so who knows whether he will be handed a shot at redemption next season. 

The football on display at Old Trafford just isn't good enough. Losing and drawing games is one thing, but playing uninspiring and woeful football is another. They are some way off the required level. Someone has to do something. 

Manchester United fans: do you think Van Gaal will leave at the end of the season? Have your say below! 

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