Man Utd have underachieved

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United side have underachieved this season, says former chief executive David Gill.

Saturday’s 1-0 home loss to Southampton – United’s sixth defeat of the campaign – leaves them five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham in the table.

There were loud boos from fans after the final whistle at Old Trafford.

“We all hoped results would be better,” Gill, who is on the board of directors at the club, told BBC Radio 5 live’s


“I know everyone at the club is working hard to turn things around. We have to stick together.”


BBC Sport’s Simon Stone:

“Morale in the Manchester United camp is low, although that is only to be expected given the pressure they have been under for almost two months now.

“Louis van Gaal’s future will be determined by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and the Glazer family.

“Understandably, they are saying nothing, but in doing so an air of uncertainty hangs over the club – and recent results and performances are doing nothing to help.

“Would Van Gaal benefit from a ‘vote of confidence’ or would it make an already difficult situation even worse?

“Woodward endorsed Van Gaal’s appointment. Credibility-wise, he has a lot invested in the Dutchman – but he saw for himself Saturday’s defeat by Southampton and the reaction to it.

“Woodward has proved himself as an astute financial expert. Now he must train his thoughts on the football.”

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