LONDON (AP) — The World Cup memories are fading fast for Louis van Gaal as the size of the Manchester United rebuilding task hits home.
A week after losing the season opener, United was held to a 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday, leaving the former Netherlands coach still searching for his first win in the Premier League.
Before the approach came from United to replace David Moyes, Van Gaal was reportedly close to taking charge at Tottenham. Instead, Mauricio Pochettino's reign at White Hart Lane has begun with successive league wins as his team overwhelmed Queens Park Rangers with a stylish 4-0 rout on Sunday.
In the day's other game, Stoke drew 1-1 with 10-man Hull.