Louis van Gaal has insisted that he is “proud” of his Manchester United players despite their 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday.
Man United were dumped out of Europe 3-1 on aggregate after Philippe Coutinho struck just before half time at Old Trafford.
It was the latest in a series of lows for United this season but van Gaal defended his side following the clash:
LvG: “I’m not angry, I’m not frustrated. I was proud of my players, they gave everything. The fans also applauded.”
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) March 17, 2016
It’s an unbelievable stance for a United manager to take and one that reminds you of David Moyes, who famously said that United should ‘aspire’ to play like Manchester City during his ill-fated season in charge of the club.
Van Gaal looks at the game in a different way to supporters and he is out of touch with what makes it meaningful for fans; passion, emotion and getting one over your closest rivals.
There is simply no room for him and his misguided ideals at Old Trafford and the sooner he is gone, the better, although he will inevitably be in the dugout for the clash against City this weekend.