Keep Van Gaal at Manchester United, says Phil Neville

Louis Van Gaal

Phil Neville says Manchester United should keep Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United should keep Louis van Gaal as manager, says former defender and coach Phil Neville.

Quoted by the Manchester Evening News, Neville believes the Red Devils must avoid falling into the traps of other clubs and firing their managers so quickly.

Neville was an assistant to Van Gaal's predecessor David Moyes, who was sacked after less than one season.

He is currently an assistant at Valencia to brother Gary Neville, who was appointed earlier this month.

He said: “It’s not the Sir Alex Ferguson era now, that time has gone and there needs to be a reality check.

“It’s the Louis van Gaal era. Constant change is not the answer. I was at United as a player for nine years and it wasn’t pretty every week.

“There seems to be an obsession at all clubs now, if you don’t get the right results in four or five games then it’s time to change the manager. That is not the answer."

Van Gaal's position at United is under scrutiny after the club lost their last three games, to Wolfsburg, Norwich and Bournemouth, with the defeat to the German side sealing a Champions League exit.

Jose Mourinho is available to hire now after his surprise dismissal by Chelsea, while Pep Guardiola will be at the end of the season after his Bayern Munich contract expires.

United travel to Stoke City on Boxing Day and then face Chelsea days later.

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