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Ireland's rugby woes and Van Gaal on back page

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The future of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is under the spotlight on the Sunday World back page once more, after another miserable day for the Old Trafford giants.

Van Gaal is under increasing pressure after his side's 2-1 defeat at Sunderland put a huge dent in his hopes of securing a top four finish in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho is expected to replace Van Gaal at United next summer, but the timing of his exit may be brought forward as the tide of popular opinion continues to turn against him.

Kevin Palmer gives his exclusive views on Van Gaal's future, while Ken Lawrence and Roy Curtis debate whether Mourinho is the right man to take over at Old Trafford.

Our bumper sports pull-out features exclusive interviews with Spurs legends Glenn Hoddle and Harry Redknapp ahead of Tottenham's crunch game at Man City on Sunday, while we also look at Arsenal's top of the table clash against Leicester.

The post mortem on Ireland's rugby flop against France is given the full Sunday World treatment, with Roy Curtis unforgiving in his assessment of coach Joe Schmidt following the 10-9 defeat in Paris.

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