Former Man United star calls for LVG sacking

Former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis has called for Louis van Gaal to be sacked as manager, reports the Daily Star.

This is after the Russian watched United fall to a 1-0 defeat at home to Southampton last weekend, and described the performance of ‘awful.’

A stat last weekend showed van Gaal had an identical points tally to his predecessor David Moyes after 21 games, despite having spent more than £100million more than the Scot.

And Kanchelskis – a Premier League title winner under Sir Alex Ferguson – insists it will be another 10 years before United win the title if they persist with the Dutchman.

Kanchelskis said: “With Louis van Gaal in charge they will not become champions for another ten years.

“I don’t understand the type of football he is instilling into his players.

“I don’t fancy their chances with him in charge – they aren’t going to compete with Chelsea and Manchester City.

“They looked awful. Seventy-five thousand people came to the stadium to watch but they were an embarrassment. I felt sorry for the fans.

“He may be able to solve some of the problems by changing his personnel but on the whole I don’t fancy my old team’s prospects with him in charge.

“United’s players from 1993 – the likes of Paul Ince, Eric Cantona, Paul Scholes, Peter Schmeichel, Ryan Giggs – would be tearing their hair out.”

Manchester United bounced back from their defeat against the Saints with a 2-0 victory over QPR at Loftus Road, with goals from Maraoune Fellaini and James Wilson in the second half.