Doubtless you will all be chuckling about the devastating fall from grace that the red devils experienced last night. I’m also sure you all saw the swathes of fans calling for his resignation on twitter as well.
But he isn’t actually that bad.
After all this is a man who has managed the very best (Better than Manchester United sorry guys) and really does know what he is doing. But he has failed to bring last 16 football and that is something that isn’t usual for United. But it’s not just that and everyone knows it.
Manchester United have been in some people’s eyes the most boring side to have graced the premier league in recent years, and you can’t really argue with that. They rarely score, they don’t even win (Wolfsburg/PSV) and it’s not worth the money to go see them. They are certainly grinding out results but thats what United have always done, so is Van Gaal worth keeping?
If he wins the League he will obviously keep his job and he has already stated he will see it out until the end of his contract, at which point he will leave but i’m not so sure thats a good thing. If they do indeed win the league it will be a sad day for football, but United fans are certainly being too harsh calling for his head. Many clubs deal with short term boredom for long term game (Benitez at Madrid) so maybe its worth sticking.
Then again Moyes is available…
Tyson Fury is a dick… there is no doubt about this. The guy insults others personally, threatens journalists with violence like he did to Oliver Holt, and thinks being gay is as bad as being a paedophile. In fact there is a serious argument that someone who thinks abortion and being homosexual are the devil’s work, shouldn’t be given the platform of the Heavyweight title to spout his questionable views. As a role model he is as bad as they come.
But despite all of this, he has just revived the dead corpse which is the Heavyweight boxing division. Since Lennox Lewis hung up his gloves it’s been dull, so dull that when I was growing up attempting to take an interest I gave up, seeing no excitement aside from in the lighter divisions.
The Klitschko brothers to be fair to them have been the standard bearers, have and done so with class. But they were killing the division, because the truth is they are not why people watch boxing. The mechanical efficiency is what certain hardcore fans love, the professionalism and the tactics, but the mass majority of normal Boxing fans who have stopped watching the sport want hard hitting adrenaline filled slugfests.
Which is why to be honest its good time Wladimir took a step down, because Fury isn’t nearly as good and fights from now on may not be such one sided affairs.
All the best fighters have a back story and many are dreadful people, but thats why people want to see them fight. Its the characters who make it what it is
One thing you can never challenge Fury on is his character.