Louis Van Gaal might have given the Manchester United fans a bit of joy with the recent results especially with the one at Liverpool, but, the sword is still hanging over the head of the Dutchman.
His job is in danger even today as per the reports and it actually should be that way because United doesn’t seem to have got any better from how they were playing in the first half of the season.
Yes, the results have not gone against them of late and it has made the fans stop asking for the manager’s sacking for a little while.
But, the fact is that the opponents, which United has come up against, have not raised the bar. Be it Chelsea or Liverpool or a couple other, neither of them has tested United.
And, that’s the reason the Red Devils have looked better as a team than they actually are.
But, what is most surprising is that Van Gaal is not brutally realistic about the situation.
Post the Liverpool game, it was very surprising to hear from him that United had announced themselves as a contender for the title again. He would definitely not have said that if he had been realistic.
Having played and managed for so long, he must know where his team stands and if they have actually got it in them at this point of time to push for the title. Surely, they have not.
Right now for United, considering their team balance and the way they have been playing, the aim should not be the title, but, the no. 4 position in the standings.
And, that would not be that easy either as three or four other teams are in contention for that spot as well including the in-form Tottenham.