Former Red Devils manager Louis Van Gaal has launched a scathing attack on Manchester United’s chief executive Ed Woodward in a recent interview.
The 67-year-old has constantly criticized the Club and Ed Woodward after being relieved from his duties 3 years ago in 2016.
The Dutch manager was speaking to German magazine 11 Freunde and here’s what he said about his time in Manchester:
“At Bayern, the people in charge are football men. I always appreciated that.
“At Manchester United, on the other hand, Ed Woodward was installed as CEO – somebody with zero understanding of football who was previously an investment banker.
“It cannot be a good thing when a club is run solely from a commercially-driven perspective.”
Louis Van Gaal also admitted that he’s not bitter about being replaced by Jose Mourinho as Man United’s manager saying that the appointment made sense from the business point of view:
“Appointing Mourinho was obviously interesting from a business point of view,” Van Gaal added.
“He wins games. And for a club like United, the main thing is to win trophies.
“How they are won isn’t the main priority, the English fans see it differently. They accept that the game is not all about attacking but it is also about defending.
“I always tried to defend high up the pitch, to be in the opposition’s half and play the game there.”
Louis Van Gaal was constantly criticized during his time at the Old Trafford for the lack of creativity and imagination in his football.
The 67-year-old was regarded as a coach with a rigid system and principles that just didn’t got the best out of the Man United’s attacking force.
However, a lot of the Man United fans will agree with Mr. Gaal on the things he had to say about Ed Woodward, right?
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