Now the news is officially out that Manchester United have sacked Louis van Gaal, I wanted to say a few words about him.
The Dutchman was a crazy manager, let’s get that straight. He was so driven by his own principles which became a strait jacket on Man United that his exit was inevitable but in a bygone era those same principles steered him to success. Unfortunately for him, that time wasn’t now.
As a manager, van Gaal was infuriating but as a man he’s a genuinely lovely person. Having met him at Carrington I got to see the side of Louis away from cameras, the human Louis who cracked jokes and made everyone feel comfortable straight off the bat. That being said, I’ll be happy to see him leave for footballing reasons.
You can see that’s the general consensus among fans. The announcement was not met with pitchforks and baying crowds but just like his statement, it was an appreciative nod towards the man and a swift goodbye to the manager.
LVG very dignified in his statement, wasn't good enough for us, let's see what next season brings? #mufc
— 🇾🇪 Doon 🐎 (@Doon1976) May 23, 2016
Not gunna lie, I'm absolutely bloody delighted Van Gaal has gone, it's sinking in. He robbed me of my favourite thing, now I have it back
— Brad (@BCantona7) May 23, 2016
Official: Louis van Gaal has left Man United
Can't say we didn't give him a chance and back him from the starthttps://t.co/0RWVCd8Ef1
— MUFC Songs & Chants™ (@MufcSongs) May 23, 2016
I like Van Gaal, the stubborn old swine, and he leaves us in a better place, at the right time to go https://t.co/3gLZCDsTK5
— Daniel Dawkins (@DanDawkins) May 23, 2016
Thank you Louis. The football may have been largely terrible but you delivered an FA Cup and plenty of memorable moments along the way. Good luck in whatever you do next.
What follows next is a hugely exciting time for United. After three years of turmoil since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, Jose Mourinho is now in a position to help rebuild the club back to where Fergie left it. Bring it on.