Reports suggest that if United lose to Chelsea at Old Trafford, then the club could decide to sack Gaal before New Year.
With the festive fixtures in EPL have started thick and thin, Louis van Gaal will hope his side are able to get up from the rot in form and get the better of Chelsea who have not lost in their last two games.
Chelsea sacked Jose Mourinho after a disastrous start to the campaign and is said to be waiting in the wings for the managerial post at United if the club decide to depart with the Dutchman.
Reports suggest that if United lose to Chelsea at Old Trafford, then the club could decide to sack Gaal before New Year. This game is of huge significance for the former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager.
Given that both these giants have struggled this season, the match is expected to be intense and close.
United have gone seven matches without a victory across all competitions and also faced three successive defeats in the EPL against Bournemoth, Norwich and Stoke City. United have picked only two points in their last five matches as confidence has taken a major hit in the camp.