Ray Wilkins urges Man United to make Louis van Gaal statement

Ray Wilkins wants Man United to shed light on Louis van Gaal's future

Ray Wilkins has urged Manchester United to shed light on Louis van Gaal’s future at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat by Midtylland on Thursday night in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie.

Van Gaal has been facing speculation about his position at Old Trafford since December amid reports United want Jose Mourinho.

Former Red Devils midfielder Wilkins believes the 20-time English champions owe it to Van Gaal to come out and make a statement about the Dutchman’s future.

“If Man United are going to keep Louis van Gaal, they should come out and sort this situation out,” Wilkins told BT Sport.

Van Gaal, who has previously managed Barcelona and Bayern Munich, led United to a top-four finish in his first season in charge at Old Trafford.

However, the 20-time English champions are six points behind derby rivals Manchester City, who occupy the final Champions League spot.

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The Red Devils face League One side Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday night.

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