After a tumultuous season with Manchester United, Louis Van Gaal's exit seemed an inevitability. But after seemingly winning over sections of the United faithful, it seems that the MUFC board are satisfied enough to allow LVG to stay on next season.
Man United are 5th behind Manchester City after victory over their city rivals and looked in good shape despite still being hampered by an incredible amount of injuries.
LVG has profited in the popularity stakes after a number of exciting wins against local and league rivals ... and of course the LVG flop that we saw on the sidelines in the home game against Arsenal.
LVG has reportedly been given permission to compile a list of targets for Ed Woodward et al to pursue and of course to compile a list of players that will be likely be shown the door.
United are likely to go in search of a creative midfield player and a CB partner for the ever improving Chris Smalling who has once again been one of United's most consistent performers.