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7 instances when Louis Van Gaal surprised everyone with his comments at Manchester United

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11.02K   //    24 Nov 2015, 19:42 IST

Louis van Gaal is known for his outspoken demeanourLouis Van Gaal, the manager of Manchester United has always been in the news for his comments, his views and most of all his ‘philosophy’. He is someone who has never been afraid to express his feelings out loud. Sometimes he comes out as an egocentric person, as some his former players felt about him. Also the ex-Ajax coach has also been accused of treating his players like machines and not as human beings.He believes football is not a game of legs but a game of brains and tactics. This might not come out as something acceptable to most of the football fans out there, but that is the way he is.His managerial stint with Manchester United is also filled from instances where he has said one thing or the other which can sometimes be comical and sometimes can leave everyone wondering as to what he was actually thinking! However, his record at Ajax, Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar and Bayern Munich speak for themselves.Here are few instances when the Dutchman surprised everyone with his comments in front of the media during his time in England.

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The Dutch manager was at his brilliant best before Manchester United’s high-octane clash with arch-rivals Liverpool at the Theatre of Dreams.

Questions were being raised on team-spirit and LVG duly agreed that the two captains Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick came to him and admitted that the atmosphere in the dressing room is rather 'flat'.

Van Gaal then told the press that he then discussed various aspects of the situation with the players.

“These are not the aspects what you have written, or some of you have written and I don't know who exactly has written that,” LVG said.

One of the journalists present supposedly asked Louis that the fans are raising the questions and not us, to which he replied, “The fans are shouting every week ‘Louis Van Gaal’s army, Louis Van Gaal’s army’, so I can say that fans are also satisfied with Louis Van Gaal and my players are also satisfied with me”.

The gaffer’s claims ultimately were proved to be true as ‘LVG’s army’ went on to thrash the Merseysiders 3-1 the very next day.

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