City also face a tough trip to Southampton

#1 by Cl11234566 , Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:51 am

Louis van Gaal refused to be drawn on his future as speculation linking Jose Mourinho with Manchester United intensified. No sooner had United lifted the FA Cup after a dramatic extra-time victory over Crystal Palace, Sky Sports News HQ reported the former Chelsea boss was set to replace Van Gaal at Old Trafford.But, speaking at his post-match press conference, Van Gaal - who lauded the trophy in front of the media in attendance - snubbed the chance to discuss whether his time with United could be coming to an end. I show you the cup and I dont discuss that [my future] with my friends in the media, who have already sacked me for six months, he said.Which [other] manager can do what I have done? I dont want to talk about leaving.Jesse Lingards stunning volley guided United to their first piece of silverware since Sir Alex Fergusons retirement in 2013, yet the victory was overshadowed by the revelations surrounding Van Gaals future. Manchester United are set to appoint Jose Mourinho, according to Sky sources Despite this, the United boss spoke of his pride at emulating the clubs legendary manager with a first FA Cup final triumph since 2004.I said when I started as manager that we were in a process of transition, Van Gaal added. I have already said that a lot of times in press conferences.I have to refresh my selections in my squad and I have done it in spite of the many injuries this season. We are fifth in the race and now we have lifted a cup. Jesse Lingard of Manchester United celebrates the FA Cup-winning goal That is a title and it was three years ago that United had a title. I am very proud that I am the first manager after the period of Sir Alex Ferguson [to win a trophy]. I have had a picture with him, that is history.Asked whether he would be at United next season, Van Gaal added: I have signed a three-year deal so you never know. 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Sure, Josh Browns 45-yard field goal on the third drive of overtime lifted the New York Giants to a 23-20 win over Detroit on Sunday. But the Lions (7-8) dropped themselves out of the NFC North race by losing five of their last six games, blowing fourth-quarter leads in each setback.A fourth-place finish and an FA Cup final win wont save Louis van Gaals Manchester United job, says Jamie Redknapp. United go into the Super Sunday clash with Leicester at Old Trafford in fifth place, five points off the top four but with a game in hand, and have a Wembley date with Crystal Palace to look forward to on May 21.Van Gaal brought United back into the Champions League last season with a fourth-place finish, but having been knocked out at the group stage, while being criticised for his style of play, Redknapp sees his future going one way. United are five points behind Manchester City, but with a game in hand He told Sky Sports: I dont think reaching the top four and winning the FA Cup would save his job, but what it would do is give him an opportunity to leave with his head held high.But Im not convinced; Im not sure how you can say hes done a good job. It hasnt been good enough, and is not exciting enough for what Manchester United fans want to see.Its a difficult one because you can keep changing managers as much as you want. They had one manager in 26 years and theyve already had two in three years, but it depends what you want. United are through to the FA Cup final after a last-minute win over Everton If you want to bring in Jose Mourinho, Id fully understand, hes a serial winner, but Id be a bit nervous as a young player if he did come in, because hes never really played youth. He always tends to go with experience.These things will factor in, and United always give youth a chance, and Im sure hed be told that if he comes in.Or do they stick with Van Gaal? In truth he hasnt been inspirational, the football hasnt been great, and at times the home games have been tedious. The fans deserve better than that. Will Jose Mourinho take over from Van Gaal in the summer? Redknapp also believes that United wont struggle to attract players even without the lure of Champions League football, and says the managerial situation will be more important for incoming transfers.He added: When they signed Di Maria they werent in the Premier League so I dont think it will impact them that much. I know players want to play in the Champions League, but I dont think it will stop payers going to them.ddddddddddddThe problem you have more than anything is who is the next manager? Is Van Gaal going to be there? Is Mourinho coming? As a player, these are the things you want to know first. Redknapp joins Ed Chamberlain to preview the Super Sunday games Uniteds history means they will always sign some of the best players in the world. Maybe them not being in the top four is more a problem for them getting a new manager in.City also face a tough trip to Southampton after Uniteds game on Super Sunday, and though their position inside the top four is more secure, Redknapp says it would be unthinkable for them not to have Champions League football next season with Pep Guardiola incoming.Its unthinkable that Man City wont be in the Champions League with the money theyve spent. Theres a lot that has to happen for Man City not to be in the Champions League. Manchester City still have to play Arsenal during the run-in What they cant afford to do is take the foot of the gas in the league, and I dont think they have so far. He hasnt rested players when perhaps we expected them to.This is a tough game to predict. It depends on the team news, will he play De Bruyne? Will Sterling get a game? Will Aguero start? If City go with their best team I think City will beat them. Also See: Mersons predictions Sky Live: Man Utd v Leicester No United agreement with Jose Leicester could embarrass Utd ' ' '

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