FA Cup win could save Van Gaal’s Man United job

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Louis van Gaal could yet keep his job at Old Trafford should the Red Devils go on the claim the FA Cup

The Old Trafford side are now the 11/8 favourites to end a 12-year barren spell in the competition after beating West Ham 2-1 at Upton Park last night.

And a cup triumph could see the Dutchman – hotly tipped to be replaced by Jose Mourinho this summer – have the last laugh, with our traders offering just 6/1 an FA Cup victory keeps Van Gaal in a job.

The United manager has teen sensation Marcus Rashford to thank for the Upton Park win, with a goal and an assist from the 18-year-old striker.

We see a bright future for the youngster, with the United captaincy an 8/1 shot and his chances of becoming the club’s all-time leading scorer rated at just 33/1.

A  Ladbrokes spokesman said: “With the Special One waiting in the wings Van Gaal’s Old Trafford obituary was written weeks ago.

“If he can land the club a first FA Cup triumph since 2004, though, we fancy he’ll be making Mourinho wait a while yet.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Van Gaal Double
United to win FA Cup and LVG to stay – 6/1

Marcus Rashford Specials
To make Euro 2016 squad -12/1
To be United’s top scorer next season – 5/1
To score a goal in FA Cup final 2016 -7/2
To become United captain – 8/1
To overtake Charlton/Rooney (Career United goals) – 33/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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