Moyes convinced Van Gaal days numbered at Manchester United

David Moyes can’t see Louis van Gaal surviving if Manchester United fail to finish in the top four.

The ex United boss insists nothing less than a top four finish will be acceptable for the Red Devils this season.

Moyes was axed as United manager towards the end of the 2013/14 Premier League season after failing to guide the club to an European place.

Moyes told Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday show: “I knew Manchester United need to qualify for the Champions League. I think Manchester United need to be there.

“They are a club of status and want to be at that level, if not more. They want to be winning it if they can, never mind qualifying for it. That’s what happens at Manchester United. It’s that level.”

Given his own experiences at United, Moyes has sympathy for Van Gaal in his current predicament.

He said: “There’s so much media attention on Louis van Gaal just now. When I lost my job, he was lauded by everybody in football – by you people, the media and everybody else. Now many of you are the ones saying he should lose his job.

“If you go to Manchester United, that’s what you get. You get an awful lot of media attention. But I still believe I was the right person to take the job.”

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