Indeed, Spurs are currently thriving under Mauricio Pochettino, while United toil under Van Gaal.
And Keys wrote: "The [Dele Alli] goal probably overshadowed another very powerful Spurs performance. Make no mistake, Pochettino has created a title challenging team at White Hart Lane. Daniel Levy must wake up every morning and thank God that United nicked LVG from under his nose!"
Clearly, Pochettino is doing a better job than Van Gaal. Even if the Argentine was a couple of places lower than Manchester United in a normal season, it might be considered a success.
Right now, though, Tottenham are comfortably above United, despite the fact targets at Old Trafford would traditionally be higher than at White Hart Lane.
A Van Gaal exit looks on the cards at Manchester United and the Dutchman could do the respectable thing and resign. Doing a job badly towards the end of your career is no crime. But denying it and continuing to take a huge salary while millions of fans remain unhappy is little less admirable...