Michael Owen: Van Gaal must now be under immense pressure at United

Michael Owen believes that Louis Van Gaal is fighting for his job at Manchester United.

United suffered an embarrassing exit from the group stages of the Champions League following the 3-2 defeat at the hands of Wolfsburg on Tuesday night.

Many have been critical of manager Van Gaal this season and now following the exit, former United and Liverpool striker Owen has gone on to state that the Dutchman is fighting for his job at Old Trafford after an unconvincing 18 months in charge of the Red Devils.

Speaking to BT Sport, Owen said: “I don’t look at it and just think of tonight, I don’t look at it and just think this season, I look at the 18 months that Louis van Gaal’s has been in charge. Over £250million he’s spent.”

“They weren’t in Europe last season so they had all the focus on the league and cups.”

“They got stuffed by MK Dons 4-0, they got knocked out the FA Cup for Arsenal, they scrambled into fourth.”

“This season they’ve been knocked out by Middlesbrough in the League Cup, they’ve been knocked out of an easy group in the Champions League and they’re playing poorly week in week out.”

“It’s 18 months of below par with all that money and I think he’s under severe pressure now.”

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