Louis van Gaal running out of time at Man United, claims Alan Shearer

England legend Alan Shearer says Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is running out of time

Louis van Gaal can’t afford to draw with Liverpool as the Manchester United manager is running out of time, according to Alan Shearer.

The Red Devils won their opening two games of the season before a goalless draw with Newcastle United was followed by a 2-1 defeat by Swansea City at Liberty Stadium.

It is your job to mould a side and I would suggest a year is plenty for a club of Manchester United’s standing

Alan Shearer

The United manager spent over £100m on new signings in the summer transfer window in a bid to close the gap on Chelsea and Manchester City, including Anthony Martial in a £36m deal.

But former Newcastle United striker Shearer believes Van Gaal should already have the Red Devils playing as a fluid unit after almost 18 months in charge at Old Trafford.

“One neither can afford to lose. I would argue Van Gaal cannot even afford to draw it,” Shearer is quoted as saying by London Evening Standard.

“He has been asking for more time to blend, for young players to develop etc. Time is up I’m afraid, the time is now.

“You cannot oversee the changes he has made, backed by hundreds of millions, and then claim you are a victim because it needs time to blend. It is your job to mould a side and I would suggest a year is plenty for a club of Manchester United’s standing.”

Van Gaal signed Bastian Schweinsteiger, Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Morgan Schneiderlin, Sergio Romero and Martial in the summer transfer window.

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United welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday.

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