van Gaal out campaign as vocal as ever as Twitter rages at bizarre Man United tactics

He doesn’t help himself, does he?

While Louis van Gaal has undoubtedly had a ridiculous amount of injuries to deal with this season, the Dutchman simply can’t use that as much of an excuse.

Forget the fact an eye watering £250m has been invested into player recruitment over the course of his tenure, or the frankly awful style of play that has largely been deployed under his stewardship.

Today’s game with title trailing Tottenham Hotspur was a crucial one in deciding their their fate this season.

Had they have won in North London, the Red Devils could have at least kept the faint hope of qualifying for the Champions League as the beacon of light to guide them to the summer.

However, a loss against Spurs all but ended such hope.

Granted, losing to this incarnation of the White Hart Lane outfit is nothing to be ashamed about. They are second in the league for a reason after all.

Still, it’s the bizarre tactical change he opted to use at the interval that has provoked the chagrin of the United faithful.

Taking Marcus Rashford off, the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona coach replaced the teenage sensation with Ashley Young.

To use as a central striker.

While keeping Anthony Martial on the left.

That particular move all but brought an end to any sign of a focal point within the frontline while the scores were level.