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  1. As a Spurs fan, I thought this was a fair and balanced report. From a United perspective, it must be galling to see the team just fall apart and totally capitulate in the last 20 minutes. In two games against us, this season, you have only had 2 shots on target, an almost unbelievable stat, based on the Premier League era encounters between the two clubs. Having now watched the replay, your one bright spot, Fosu-Mensah, was truly outstanding for you. Head and shoulders above any other United player. What is interesting though is that I remember thinking, after the season opener, what a good player Darmian looked. Yesterday he played like a nightmare. Is that the Van Gaal effect? A complete loss of confidence in a promising young player. That is almost the polar opposite of the Pochettino influence, whose coaching methodology has seen numerous players grow in stature, beyond any reasonable expectation. If United are knocked out of the Cup this week and finish outside the top 4, I cannot see any way in which Van Gaal could survive as manager. He frankly doesn’t deserve another season, he has been no more effective than Moyes, arguably less so, with a lot more money spent.

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