Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are a nervous bunch, with a crucial Premier League fixture against rivals Manchester City on the agenda for tomorrow’s afternoon.
The Daily Mail quotes United boss Louis Van Gaal as admitting the importance of tomorrow’s clash, stating that a defeat would end the Red Devils chances of sneaking into the top-four of the Premier League.
A midweek defeat to Liverpool in the Europa League saw one avenue to the Champions League blocked off and if United, who are currently four points behind the Citizens, lose tomorrow, then Van Gaal admits the league campaign is over.
‘I think so. Yeah, we are now four points behind. So you have to win otherwise the gap is bigger and bigger and the matches you have to play are fewer.’
‘Then it is seven points and we have to play eight matches. It’s very hard to recover from that gap. It’s difficult then because West Ham United are also in front. So it’s not only City but West Ham United.’
With David Moyes having been sacked two-years ago after failing to qualify for the Champions League, the axe could swing upon Van Gaal- which would bring an end to speculation which has been around since mid-December.
United fans, will tomorrow’s game define your season? Let us know in the comments below!