Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was in London today to discuss the future of the under-pressure Manchester United manager, according to reports.
The Dutchman has overseen three defeats in a row, and a winless streak of six matches which has seen the club crash out of the UEFA Champions League and drop out of the Premier League top four.
However, some contrasting reports have emerged, suggesting that it was not Louis van Gaal’s future that was discussed by Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at a meeting in London today.
The discussion, which took place at the Red Devils’ Mayfair office, was actually commercial-related rather than about the under-fire Dutchman, report the Manchester Evening News.
It is believed that several United players still enjoy working under Van Gaal, despite unrest among some sections, and he has not explicitly lost the dressing room like David Moyes did.
United defender Phil Jones insisted the mood at the club was not as bad as it was under Moyes two seasons ago.
“I wouldn’t say it’s the lowest moment,” Jones said at the weekend. “I think it became pretty glum under David Moyes.”
“The manager is doing all he can and is doing a terrific job.
“It’s not even questionable in the dressing room. The lads are absolutely fully focused on performing well for the manager, the fans, ourselves – week in, week out.
“The players in there aren’t hiding behind anyone.”