LVG latest: Dutchman set to QUIT Man United as Mourinho waits in wings

first_imgLouis van Gaal is on the brink of quitting as Manchester United manager, according to reports in Monday’s newspapers.The Dutchman was booed by supporters after United crashed to a 1-0 defeat to Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday.It was the club’s sixth Premier League defeat of the season and has left them ten points adrift of leaders Leicester and five points off a Champions League spot.Van Gaal admitted after the latest loss, in which United managed just one shot on target, that he can fully understand the fans’ fury.And, according to The Sun, Van Gaal held talks about his future with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Sunday.The 64-year-old accepts full responsibility for the club’s failings this season and is said to be ready to throw in the towel rather than wait for the sack.Jose Mourinho is being heavily linked with the job given his availability after his exit from Chelsea in December.Reports over the weekend that Mourinho wrote a six-page letter to United outlining his suitability to succeed Van Gaal were branded “totally absurd” by his agent Jorge Mendes.But the Portuguese boss is understood to be desperate to land the job and is the bookies’ favourite to be the next United boss. Louis van Gaal 1last_img