Paul Ince: How Louis van Gaal can leave Man United with dignity
Paul Ince says Louis van Gaal should leave Manchester United in the summer even if the manager wins a trophy
Paul Ince believes Louis van Gaal should leave Manchester United at the end of the season even if the manager secures a first trophy since 2013.
The Red Devils haven’t secured any silverware since Sir Alex Ferguson guided the 20-time English champions to their last Premier League title.
Winning the Europa League for a Man United team isn’t great success
Van Gaal was named as David Moyes’s successor in May 2014 but the Dutchman has only managed to steer United into the top four since taking over the reins at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are still going strong in the FA Cup and Europa League in the current campaign, whilst United are level on points with fourth-placed Manchester City.
However, former United midfielder Ince doesn’t believe Van Gaal should stay even if he secures a top-four finish and a trophy in the coming months.
“To be fair, any Man United team at the start of any season would expect to be in the top four,” Ince told BBC Radio Five Live.
“There is no pat on the back for that. Winning the Europa League for a Man United team isn’t great success.
“There has been so much that has gone on since Louis van Gaal has taken over, there has been a lot of rumblings amongst the players and the fans.
“It is a case of who they’re going to give it to.
“It would be good to win something to leave the club with dignity.”
United make the trip to bitter rivals Liverpool in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 clash at Anfield next Thursday evening.