Ed Woodward gives Louis van Gaal his backing to carry on

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
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Sunday World back page

Louis van Gaal is on course to remain as Manchester United manager for next season, after he received the renewed the backing of Old Trafford chiefs.

Ken Lawrence breaks the story that United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has reaffirmed his support for Van Gaal in a meeting with the Glazer family, as the United owners look set to resist the temptation to appoint Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

A surge in results for United have eased the pressure on Van Gaal and it seems as if Woodward is keen to keep the experienced Dutchman in place as he heads into the final year of his Old Trafford contract.

The full details on Van Gaal's renewed mandate are revealed in this week's Sunday World newspaper, yet United great Kevin Moran is convinced is that the club's surge in form over recent days will be a false dawn for the much maligned manager.

Moran suspects United will fail in their push to secure a successful end to this season, with his exclusive column confirming he is unconvinced by Van Gaal's methods after a week that has seen the club edge closer to the sides in the top four positions.

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Liverpool and Ireland goal scoring John Aldridge gives us his views on the perils of management, as he reveals he was close to the edge of a breakdown before he walked away from the game for good.

Aldo also gives his verdict on the players likely to be bombed out of Anfield by boss Jurgen Klopp this summer, with Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge among his potential fall-guys.

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