When Louis van Gaal accepted the managerial job at Manchester United he always said it could get worse before things started getting better. But no United fan could reasonably have thought at the time that starting the Premier League with a home loss to Swansea and an away tie to Sunderland, followed by an embarrassing 0-4 thrashing by League One MK Dons in the League Cup, fell under the definition of “worse”. Still Van Gaal was as self-assured as ever, “The process needs time. We know exactly what we are doing.”
Well surely the bottom must have been reached by now, as United prepare to unleash their $200 Million net transfer spend talent (and that does not include the $10 Million season loan fee paid for Radamel Falcao, nor his almost $30 Million in wages) on the Premier League and FA Cup–their only two competitions left after having failed to qualify for European competition last season and dropping out of the league cup at the hands of the Dons. All pundits predict that better days lie ahead for the Red Devils. This Sunday Queens Park Rangers visit Old Trafford and the United faithful will hope the “worse”is behind them.