Manchester United loss to Southampton has created more controversies in United’s camp especially for the manager Luis Van Gaal who is running out of time as fans booed him after the red devil’s 1-0 Premier League defeat at home to Southampton.
The under pressure United coach made a decision to cancel Sunday and Monday's training sessions is a surprise as he was spotted by fans departing Manchester airport for his homeland, in Holland for his daughter's birthday with some reports suggesting he might not return to England from his trip.
Louis van Gaal has courted more controversy after slapping a journalist at a press conference before seemingly jetting out of Manchester to return to the Netherlands over the weekend.
As reported by Goal, the Dutchman cancelled training on Sunday in the aftermath of the club's 1-0 Premier League defeat at home to Southampton, with players and coaches told not to come in for what had previously been a religiously routine post-match warm-down.
Man Utd will be playing their next game on Friday against Derby County in the FA Cup fourth round but a lot of speculations is flying around that 64 year old Dutch man is on the verge of losing his job
According to some reports some players at the club have reportedly told Vice Chairman Ed Woodward that they want the coach out while some have stopped responding to his tactics
Woodward has canvassed senior players about the manager’s methods following a wretched run of form. Van Gaal has lost the support of the majority of the players in the dressing room and the increasingly desperate situation is forcing United’s hand.
'I'm very disappointed that I cannot reach the expectations of the fans,' the manager said.
'They have — or they had — great expectations of me, and I cannot fulfil them, so I am very frustrated. I agree with them, so it doesn't have any impact (on me).
'They have knowledge of football, of entertaining football, and you have to play football to entertain the fans. Today I don't think we have entertained the fans, so they can be very angry.'
With the present conflict, Ryan Giggs who is an assistant to the present manager might take over the baton from Van Gaal till the end of the season. Giggs was in charge of United for four games at the end of the 2013/14 season after David Moyes and he could do it again this season.
may be wondering why their manager is not intent on correcting the weekend's ills straight away.