Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has admitted that he wants the club to back manager Louis van Gaal even if he does miss out on a top four finish, according to reports from the Daily Star.
The Dutch manager has made qualifying for the Champions League his season objective, but they could still miss out on the spot with huge competition for the last two available positions.
Tottenham Hotspur are sitting in seventh place with 44 points, Liverpool in sixth with 45, Southampton in fifth with 46, United in fourth with 47, and Arsenal in third with 48.
The numbers show that Van Gaal’s goal of ending the campaign with a Champions League spot could still be a failure, but even if he doesn’t make it, Neville has urged the club to stick with him nonetheless.
“He has to get in the Champions League but, on the other hand, if he didn’t, no, you can’t just sack a manager one year and then sack another manager the year after,” he said.
However, he also added that he believes his former team can pick up the needed results in their upcoming games and reach their target of playing in Europe next year.
“I still think Manchester United will finish in the top four. I think they will scrape in.”