Alan Shearer claims that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal looked like a defeated man following the 2-1 defeat against Sunderland on Saturday.
The defeat against the Black Cats was United’s seventh of the league this season and further dented their hopes of a top-four finish, and according to Shearer, the boss is looking like the pressure has really gotten to him.
Shearer writes for The Sun: “I have admired Louis van Gaal’s resilience during tough times over the last three months.
“He has defended his players and his own philosophy.”
“He has also tried to convince anyone who will listen that problems within Manchester United are a mere media fantasy, despite the evidence – and I am afraid the evidence during Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Sunderland was damning.”
“Afterwards, I did not see a manager ready to fight. I did not see that same resilience. I saw a defeated man.”
“I expected him to come out fighting, but there seems to be no fight left.”
“Van Gaal was like a man wanting to be put out of his misery. It has come to something when Midtjylland and Shrewsbury are important ties.”
“That’s where they are at right now. It is not a good place.”