Van Gaal reveals how he took ‘revenge’ on Man Utd after sacking

We all know Louis van Gaal is a bit of a strange character but the former Man Utd boss has revealed just how far he would go to take revenge on his former side. 

The Dutchman was sacked by United just days after leading the club to glory in the FA Cup final, a move which he has described as ‘mean and low’.

He has now revealed that he turned down the chance to return to management with the Belgian national side in order to get the compensation he was due from United as an act of revenge.

He said:

“It would have been really great if I had become Belgium national coach, but I was so resentful and vindictive that I let that job go by.

“It was stupid, really, because the sporting value should always come in the first place. That should have been the most important thing. But that’s how I looked at things. It was not about money. It was all about the act of revenge

“I went for my instinct, not the rational. I just have to live with that. I’ve been a really successful manager, so I don’t want to slag the world of football down. I have had a lot of good times.

“The way Manchester United have treated me was terrible. They have been mean and low.”

Its not the first time that Van Gaal has shown such vindictive characteristics, famously stripping Man Utd goalkeeper Victor Valdes of his locker and club suit, after he questioned his methods.