The Red Devils slumped to their third successive Premier League loss after goals from Bojan and Marko Arnautovic at the Britannia Stadium.
United manager Van Gaal was in a prickly mood during his pre-match press conference on Thursday following the media’s recent criticism of his players and their persistent speculation surrounding his future.
Match Of The Day host Lineker couldn’t resist a sarcastic tweet aimed at the 64-year-old manager following their resounding defeat by Stoke on Boxing Day.
I would like to apologise to Louis Van Gaal, in advance, for anything that may be said on @BBCMOTD tonight.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 26, 2015
The Red Devils are winless in their last five Premier League games following their 2-0 loss to the Potters.
United host defending Premier League champions Chelsea in their next top-flight fixture on 30 December amid talk of Jose Mourinho taking over the reins at Old Trafford from Van Gaal.
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