Will van Gaal be backed?

Angel Di Maria is on the verge of completing a record-breaking move from Real Madrid to Manchester United
Angel Di Maria’s near-certain move to Manchester United will be a huge fillip to worried fans after what can only be described as a dodgy start to life under Louis Van Gaal.

Angel Di Maria’s near-certain move to Manchester United will be a huge fillip to worried fans after what can only be described as a dodgy start to life under Louis Van Gaal.

The Argentinian winger’s arrival at Old Trafford, despite the heavy outlay for around £70m, should be lauded as quite a coup. That said, the worries will remain despite the Real Madrid man’s capture.

In both United’s opening games, there was a distinct lacking in defensive and midfield areas and with a crippling injury list at present, Ed Woodward will have to do more to appease his fiery Dutch coach over the next seven days. If the former accountant fails to add to the purchases of Herrera, Shaw and Di Maria, one would wonder whether even a manager as revered as Van Gaal can muster an assault on the top four with the tools at his disposal.