Marcel van der Kraan, a Dutch journalist for De Telegraaf, told Sky Sports that the United’s hierarchy is satisfied with Van Gaal’s ability to build a structure at the club and to give his side the look of a “well run” company.
“He can build a structure. Of course, you need the results to go with that in the first team. At this moment, that is maybe the hardest thing for him,” Van der Kraan said.
“If he was doing well and was six points closer to Arsenal or the top of the league, people would maybe give him more credit for the work he is doing behind the scenes.
“The whole structure at United is based on that start he has had with Ed Woodward and from what I have understood, the Glazers see Van Gaal as a man with a style they like.
“They are Americans, they like a well-run company. They realise it is a football club but they still like to see United as a major company in the world.”
Van Gaal has reportedly offered to resign three times already and will face even greater scrutiny if his side fail to beat Derby in the FA Cup on Friday but Van der Kraan added his compatriot was unlikely to change his approach.
“People gave him some real stick. He has had some bad luck in his life and suffered some family tragedies. All through that, every time he came out with trophies, with the best results,” he said.
“That, I think, is why he will stick to what he’s doing. He will not change his style, he will not change his attitude and he will not give in to the critics.”
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