Carragher: Trophy won’t save Van Gaal from Manchester United sack

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes even a trophy won’t keep Louis van Gaal from the sack at Manchester United.

Carragher wrote in the Mail: “Kenny Dalglish, remember, won the League Cup with Liverpool in 2012 and took us to the FA Cup final but he lost his job because we finished eighth in the table.

“At the turn of the century, the thought of changing managers after winning a trophy or two would have been laughed at, but now we have come to accept it.”

“It looks inevitable that Van Gaal will be replaced by Jose Mourinho.”

“I said when he was appointed that it felt like he came from the era of Marcello Lippi and Fabio Capello, a coach who was at the peak of his powers in the 1990s, but then a new breed came along and changed things.

“Don’t bet against Van Gaal going out with a bang, particularly with his record in big games being good: he has won all four of his matches against Liverpool for example.”

“Managers who have a history of winning trophies — which Van Gaal has — often find a way of adding another before they leave.”

“Van Gaal will be desperate to do that, even if some United fans don’t feel the same.”

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