Former Manchester Untied defender Rio Ferdinand believes that Louis van Gaal could still save his job at Old Trafford.
Ferdinand made the point that United’s football has not been easy on the eye, and believes that supporters want more play that is ‘respectful to their history of the club’.
Yet Ferdinand also conceded that, should United finish in the top four and win the FA Cup, Van Gaal could argue that he had achieved progress.
He also accepted that United’s performance against Everton in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final was far closer to what fans expect of their team.
“If he wins the FA Cup and United finish in the Champions League he could sit there and say that is progression,” Ferdinand told talkSPORT.
“I watched the game at the weekend and if that is a sign of things to come, then Louis van Gaal has got a great argument to put forward.”
“Speaking to people at Manchester United in and around the ground and supporters around the country, they have not been playing the type of football they are accustomed to seeing at Manchester United.
“They want to see football that is respectful to their history of the club. It has been a lot of sideways, sideways football.”
We’re going to stick our necks on the line and predict that Ferdinand would like to see Ryan Giggs replace Van Gaal.