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

| 14.04.2016

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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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.