Gary Neville runs rule over Louis van Gaal ahead of Man United v Liverpool
Gary Neville says it is time for Louis van Gaal to start delivering the performances Manchester United deserve
Gary Neville has warned Louis van Gaal that the Dutchman will have to start delivering results as his Manchester United side prepare to take on Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Red Devils slumped to a surprise 2-1 loss to Swansea City in their most recent outing before the international break, leaving them in fifth place in the Premier League and level on points with Liverpool.
Many had tipped United to challenge for the Premier League title in Van Gaal’s second season in charge at Old Trafford after the Red Devils finished fourth in his first campaign at the club.
He is at the point where he has to start delivering the performances
But although former United defender Neville insists that he is still backing the Dutchman, he feels that Van Gaal still has plenty to prove to Red Devils fans this season.
Neville wrote in his column for the Daily Telegraph: “I’ve always maintained that Manchester United should give their managers a minimum of two to two-and-a-half years, however messy things get.
“My support for Louis van Gaal is unchanged but there are red flags on some of the things we’ve seen at the club.
“At the time he started to come under serious pressure I stuck by David Moyes, even though you could see all was not rosy.
“It’s quite clear that all is not rosy now, either, with the player tensions and the sometimes stagnant football, but I still believe United should stand by Van Gaal through this season and the start of next.
“He is at the point, though, where he has to start delivering the performances that go with the fantastic amount of money he has been given and the incredible support from the fans.”
United spent more than £100m on new signings during the summer transfer window.