The Sunday Mirror’s Andy Dunn has insisted that Manchester United face a huge dilemma over whether or not they should act now and look to bring in Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola next summer.
Speaking on the Sunday Supplement on Sky Sports, Dunn questioned whether or not the club needed to act now if they are to get to the front of the queue to land the Spaniard when his contract expires with the Bundesliga giants at the end of this season.
While a move for arguably the most talented tactician is Europe is an obvious decision to make, it does represent a problem in that Van Gaal has another year remaining on his deal after this season. Furthermore, the intention is for Ryan Giggs to become the club’s manager at some stage, with former boss Sir Alex Ferguson handing him his vote as reported by FourFourTwo.
However, United have come under criticism so far this season for the style with which Van Gaal has the team playing, as it has led to problems scoring goals on a regular basis.
Although the Red Devils remain just a point adrift of joint league leaders Manchester City and Leicester City, they have found the net on 20 just occasions in 14 league games which is the worst of the top five teams in the standings.
Van Gaal is also struggling to secure their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League as his side face a decisive clash with Wolfsburg next month, and so there are naturally doubts over whether or not the Dutch tactician should remain in the position beyond this season.
While no decision has made by Guardiola on his future as of yet, should he decide to leave Germany after a successful spell in Bavaria, then it will be no surprise if there are several clubs monitoring his situation.
Whether or not United are one of those clubs remains to be seen, but there is certainly a section of experts and pundits who believe that they are facing a bitterly difficult decision that will have a significant impact on the club in the coming years.