Man United boss nears exit after admitting failure

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal could leave the club after admitting he has let the fans down following the Red Devils’ 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday, The Sun reports.

Van Gaal was jeered at Old Trafford after another defeat, with the Red Devils once again failing to score in front of their home fans.

Although van Gaal has confessed he was disappointed by his side’s display, The Sun claims the Dutchman has already held talks with vice chairman Ed Woodward over his immediate future.

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It is believed the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss will rather walk out rather than wait to be sacked, and he has apologised to fans for not being able to reach their high expectations.

He said: “I’m very disappointed that I cannot reach the expectations of the fans.

“They have — or they had — great expectations of me and I cannot fulfil them. So I am very frustrated because of that.”

Former Man United chief executive, David Gill, also hit out at van Gaal for not delivering the attractive football associated with the club, especially after spending £250million during his one-and-a-half year tenure.

Gill said: “Undoubtedly it has been a season of under-achievement given the investment that was made in the summer.

“I’m not going to sit here and say it’s that attractive — for me, what we did in the past was great. We want attractive football.”