Louis van Gaal has slammed Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward following his sacking back in 2016.
The Dutchman was brought in to try and steady the ship following United’s failed David Moyes experiment, and instantly guided the club back into the top four in his first season. The club had a decent start under his stewardship, but results slowly slipped away, only finishing sixth after his second season in charge.
Despite winning the FA Cup in what turned out to be his last game in charge of the Red Devils, van Gaal ultimately was sacked within days of their Wembley win over Crystal Palace before eventually being replaced by Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho led United back to the Champions League at the first attempt, although being via the Europa League, and has led them to second place in the table behind runaway leaders Man City this season.
However, despite enduring a fairly difficult time as Man Utd manager, Louis van Gaal has gone on the offensive on numerous occasions recently. This week, the former United boss has complained that his successor is playing a far more boring brand of football than he ever did, and now has added that he feels that he was unfairly sacked.
“I have more problems with the CEO, Ed Woodward. He never discussed anything with me – and you can talk about anything with me.
“With all my experience, I know the unwritten laws of football. A club has to prepare for the future.
“I can understand that and they should have approached me. Ed could talk to me but he did not.”
“My wife had to find out [about my sacking] when she was in the lift with Woodward’s family.
“They said something like: “This is going to be awkward for Ed.”
“My wife had sussed them out ages ago. She warned me that something was going on.”