EPL: Sack looms for Van Gaal as Manchester United lose again

Manchester United Coach Louis Van Gaal may turn out to be the next high profile labour casualty in the English Premier as the Dutch tactician again watched his side crumble to yet another defeat this season on Saturday.

The Red Devils were humbled 2-0 away against Stoke City, making it their seventh consecutive winless outing. If previous reports were anything to go by, LVG may be given the boot before the end of the day.

To the game proper, it was former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic that gave Stoke City the lead in Saturday’s early kick off as he scored from close range off a Glenn Johnson pass after Memphis Depay lazily played in the former Chelsea and Liverpool defender for the game’s opening goal in the 20th minute.

Six minutes later, Marko Arnautovic thundered in a shot from the edge of the box from a rebound Bojan freekick to send the fans into wide frenzy.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal sent on Captain Wayne Rooney at the start of the second half and he created a chance for Marouane Fellaini but the Belgium’s effort was tamed on goal and Jack Butland made a save.

Stoke City was not troubled at the back as they held on for a comfortable victory to hand Manchester United a third consecutive premier league defeat.

If LVG is sacked, there are insinuations that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be stepping into his shoes.


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