Sometimes statistics are so overwhelming that immediate action must be taken. And no further debate is needed.
The type of football being played under Louis Van Gaal is most certainly not the philosophy of Manchester United Football Club. Especially after spending a quarter of a billion pounds.
Even the Glazers must realise this can’t continue. Not just because the fans will not accept this is anywhere near good enough. The popularity and reputation of Manchester United is built on playing entertaining, fantasy football. That’s why we call it the Theatre of Dreams.
Winning alone is simply not good enough. And United are no longer even doing that, failing to win in five matches. The last time that happened was 1998.
On top of all that there is the real possibility of Pep Guardiola leaving Bayern Munich this summer and joining rivals Manchester City.
Guardiola in my humble opinion is the coach most suited in the whole of world football to bringing the beautiful game back to Old Trafford. This is a view shared by many within the game.
Yes a manager must be given time to build a team and Louis Van Gaal clearly has a vision that he is well on the road to delivering. But when that vision is built on a philosophy that is so clearly at odds with the very DNA of the world’s greatest football club, there is no point in continuing down that road.