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12 of the best Louis van Gaal quotes from his time at Manchester United

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Louis van Gaal’s two-year spell at Manchester United came to an end with Jose Mourinho replacing the Dutchman

To the relief of many Manchester United fans, Louis van Gaal was relieved of his duties after he won the FA Cup with the Red Devils. After two years that oozed more disappointment than a panacea to the post-Ferguson era, the eccentric Dutchman was finally shown the door amidst intense pressure from all around.

However, he didn’t leave without leaving a legacy behind. A look at Manchester United’s team would give one a perfect idea of his philosophy to hone youth players and build teams around them.

But we are not here to discuss that.

The other thing that he did in abundance at the Old Trafford was to make outrageous comments. Be it in the press conference or the annual party, he always had something witty to say. His time with the Red Devils might be a forgettable one in a purely footballing sense, but here are 10 of the most outrageous quotes by him as a United manager:

#1 War of words with Sam Allardyce

Louis van Gaal Sam Allardyce

“When you have 60 percent ball possession, do you think that you can do that with long balls?”

When West Ham manager Sam Allardyce accused the Dutchman of using long-balls in order to win the game, the former Bayern manager wasn’t one to shy away without a response. He came out with one of the most logical replies that might have put the West Ham boss in a dumbfounded state.

That wasn’t all, though, as he then went on to hand a 4-page dossier to the journalist before asking him to “give that to Big Sam.”

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