Steve Bruce: Manchester United should be disappointed by handling of Louis van Gaal

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Opinion is split over whether Manchester United went about Louis van Gaal's sacking in a dignified manner.

The Dutchman became the subject of scrutiny during the latter months of his reign, with FA Cup success on Saturday ultimately counting for very little where his job was concerned.

Various club legends have come out in support of United’s decision, with Peter Schmeichel recently claiming it was the right call.

However, for Hull City manager Steve Bruce - who won three Premier League titles during his 11-year stay at Old Trafford - the Red Devils should be condemned for how they dealt with Van Gaal's departure.

He said, per the Daily Mail: “Looking back on it I’m sure they’ll be disappointed again how it’s been handled because that’s not great from the club which always sets the highest standards.

“Football is a changing world and the one thing about managers is we get used to getting the sack unfortunately.”

The 55-year-old also shared his thoughts on Ryan Giggs’ situation, after the Welshman was offered the chance to stay at United amidst rumours he could leave.

“He’s obviously got a decision to make,” he added. “We don’t know really what’s gone on behind the scenes do we regarding Ryan.

“But it seems to be there’s some role for him, it’s up to him whether he accepts the role.

“I think it’s been the worst kept secret for a long, long time now that Jose’s coming in there and it looks - from the outside anyway - that the chance was just too good to miss really.

“Let’s be fair, if there’s a fella like Jose Mourinho available then Manchester United have acted.”

And it seems the Portuguese’s arrival is imminent after he reportedly agreed to terms and a three-year contract on Tuesday.

Minor details are yet to be finalised, though, suggesting an official announcement won’t be made until Thursday.

Nevertheless, big changes are in the offing for the Red Devils if their reported summer targets are anything to go by.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, John Stones, Karim Benzema, Raphael Varane, Joao Mario and Alvaro Morata - among others - have all been linked with move over the past week and possess the quality United need to restore their status as a Premier League giant.

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