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Reports emanating from Old Trafford this evening suggest that Dutchman Louis van Gaal could be about to get his marching orders from co-chairmen Joel and Avram Glazer, following what the hierarchy deemed to be an unacceptable performance last season.
United finished 4th in the league, securing European football,but that was where the plaudits for Van Gaal ended - he could only muster a second round appearance in the Capital One Cup, and 6th round of the FA Cup.
The Dutchman has been responsible for overseeing various transfers at the club, signing Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw to name a few at the start of last season, as well as bringing in Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin this summer, to name but a few.
However, in spite of all this, Van Gaal has found his card marked by the Glazers, who are said to be displeased at the club's inability to seal silverware in the previous season - the duo haven't spoken directly to the media, but Van Gaal did hold a press conference in which he apologised for the team's performances, accompanied by Striker and club Captain Wayne Rooney:
"This season was unacceptable, and I can only apologise to the proud fans of this club for the absence of any trophies. I understand that the board are looking for more, and I am ready for any decision they may wish to make in the coming weeks."
However, it may not even be weeks until the Glazers make their decision, with current Assistant Manager Ryan Giggs thought to be the fan's preference to take over, while the bookies are touting the usual circumstances in the form of Carlo Ancelloti, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.