Louis Van Gaal

The coordinated character assassination of Louis van Gaal

Manchester United won their first trophy since the 2013 retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson on Saturday, edging out Crystal Palace 2–1 in extra time with 10-men to lift the FA Cup. It had been 12 years since Man United last won the FA Cup. Wayne Rooney, a player who has seemingly won everything there is …

Louis van Gaal: A history of making everyone uncomfortable

https://www.youtube.com/embed/CqfpDOZjF9E To the delight of assembled reporters and the embarrassment of Juan Mata, Louis van Gaal talked about how he likes to tell his players that they need to be “horny” at a press conference on Wednesday. This is, however, just the latest in a long history of uncomfortable moments involving Louis van Gaal, the …

Louis van Gaal continues mission to make David Moyes look good

(NBC Sports) When David Moyes was run out of Manchester United before even completing one full season, it seemed the club had weathered the worst of their post-Alex Ferguson troubles. Louis van Gaal replaced caretaker Ryan Giggs the following season and got Man United back to their usual place in the Champions League. This season, …

Louis van Gaal gets wine bonuses from Ed Woodward

Manchester United beat Derby County 3–1 in the FA Cup, giving manager Louis van Gaal another temporary reprieve from being hounded about his job security. In his post-match press conference, he revealed that Man United CEO Ed Woodward buys him expensive bottles of wine after big wins. From the Guardian: Van Gaal was clear how …

Louis van Gaal is calling all of his players “Michael” now

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Sf0t3zgpDro The intense scrutiny and heavy criticism that has come with his time at Manchester United has taken its toll on Louis van Gaal and reduced him to calling all of his players “Michael.” First there was “Michael” Smalling (a mistake he first made last July with Smalling right next to him, then again in …

Louis van Gaal walks out of press conference as Man United manager

https://www.youtube.com/embed/aEfFGtIxXzo Louis van Gaal left his press conference ahead of Manchester United’s Boxing Day match against Stoke City in a huff less than five minutes after sitting down to field questions. He opened by asking if any members of the press wanted to apologize to him after days of intensified speculation that he will be …