On the offensive
Ex-Manchester United boss is clearly still bitter about his sacking and has attacked the club over his 2016 Old Trafford departure.
The former Holland boss didn’t manage to convince both the fans and the club to keep him even after winning the FA Cup.
Though, Van Gaal has revealed that the club CEO, Ed Woodward, reiterated to him that they were happy with him as boss and told him not to listen to the press.
That eventually turned out to be false information after he was sacked and replaced by Jose Mourinho.
Safe to say, he’s still pretty angry about the whole thing after his latest interview with Sport BILD.
“What I find wrong is when a CEO says we’re totally happy with you, do not believe the press. Then you win the FA Cup and still be fired,” he explained.
Some people seem to think Moyes and Van Gaal were sacked due to their style of football
Both were sacked for failing to qualify for the CL
— Michael Barton (@mrmichaelbarton) March 23, 2018
No blame on Mourinho
While he was initially critical of the club following the hiring of Mourinho, Van Gaal has made it clear that he does not blame him for taking the job.
“I am not disappointed with José Mourinho. Every coach wants to train Manchester United, it’s one of the biggest clubs in the world,” he continued.
“I think José wanted that, too, and although he was able to do so in 13th place, he had a chance on a fantastic team like Chelsea. I was in fourth place! I still do not blame him. “
Though, when it comes down to which manager is the best in the Premier League, his choice doesn’t go to Mourinho.
“Pep Guardiola is for me currently the best coach of the Premier League,“ revealed Van Gaal.
“Pep made City a machine. He shows a football that I would have liked to play at Manchester United.
“But he has better players for it. For me, the process would have taken longer. Unfortunately, I did not get the time.”