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Louis van Gaal must go now, Man United sink to new low - media

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was pilloried by the media after his team's 2-1 defeat at Danish club FC Midtjylland in the Europa League -- with the Manchester Evening News calling for him to be sacked now.

The Dutchman received a similarly scathing verdict in Denmark, as he received a 0 rating when marked by the tabloid BT.

Manchester Evening News: LVG must go

"Manchester United owners the Glazers and executive vice chairman Ed Woodward cannot let this slow lingering death drag on any longer. Louis van Gaal's credibility as Manchester United manager is in tatters. An admirable personal past CV is in ruins and United's own reputation is crumbling frighteningly before the Old Trafford hierarchy's eyes."

Daily Mail: Humiliated

"This will go down as one of their greatest humiliations in Europe. Rotor Volgograd, Olympiakos, Galatasaray, there have been a few. Not too many like this, though. Midtjylland, for all their achievements in recent years, are in essence a bad Scrabble hand of a team when compared to the aristocrats of European football."

Daily Express: United sink to new low

"United's fall from grace in Europe is underlined by the fact their Danish opponents were only formed in 1999, the year United completed their historic treble of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup. To make matters worse, they lost after taking the lead through Memphis Depay."

The Independent: Depths of despair for Van Gaal

"The match will have also made for uncomfortable viewing a lot of the time for United's increasingly under-scrutiny boss Louis van Gaal, who has admitted the club's best chance of making the Champions League for next season appears to be winning this competition."

The Guardian: Van Gaal defiant after dismal United leave him cursing with angry fans

"The supporters, who were upset at the £71 ticket price issued by the Danish champions, had their mood darkened further by the defeat to a team whose last competitive match was on 10 December due to the winter break."

BT, Denmark: Zero

"You probably shouldn't open the newspapers today Mr Van Gaal as you will be totally slaughtered for returning back from little Denmark with a defeat."

United take on Shrewsbury in the FA Cup on Monday night with the Dutchman under serious pressure.


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