Louis van Gaal takes a dive in the Premier League Sack Raceby Jack Kitson / 27 August 2014, 09:15Tweet
Louis van Gaal's Premier League Sack Race odds have been slashed down to just 6/1 (Bet Victor) following Man United's humiliating 4-0 defeat away to League One side MK Dons. The Red Devils were crushed by a side two divisions below them as their search continues for a first competitive win under the Dutchman.
United headed into their first League Cup second round tie in 19 years looking for a comprehensive win following Sunday's disappointing 1-1 draw away to Sunderland. However, the four-time winners of the competition were blitzed by a team who were spurred on by a record 26,969 crowd, with Will Grigg and Benik Afobe both bagging a brace at the stadium MK.
Van Gaal may have started a largely second string line-up, but nearly half of those players had over 100 United appearances to their name, including David de Gea, Danny Welbeck and Jonny Evans. The former Netherlands manager has now failed to win any of his first three games at the helm (W0 D1 L2), and heads into the Saturday lunchtime clash away to Premier League new boys Burnley desperate for three points. If United fail to come away with the victory, then expect the pressure to significantly rise.