Man United legend urges former club to snub manager sacking

Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar has come out to reveal that his former side should not let manager Louis van Gaal leave in the summer, Daily Mail reports.

The 45-year-old worked with his fellow Dutch countryman earlier in his career, winning the Champions League together during their time at Ajax.

Van Gaal has been under huge pressure in recent months, with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho heavily tipped to replace at the end of the season.

However, despite a number of injury concerns, the club have managed to win four consecutive matches and are now level with rivals Manchester City, although they still have a game in hand.

The former Red Devils goalkeeper has revealed that the squad still have a chance to pick up trophies and he believes Van Gaal can be the one to lead them to success.

“In his first year at Ajax in 1992 our team was not playing that great. But that year we won the UEFA Cup and finished fourth in the league,” he said.

“There is still an opportunity for United to win the Europa League and they’re still in the FA Cup. The Champions League places may be difficult but it’s still possible. So it’s not done yet.

“He was very demanding, but we had success so then it doesn’t matter how many times the coach wants to train.”

United travel to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday as they continue to fight for a top fourth spot should they miss out on the Europa League crown.