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Van Gaal aims dig at ‘commercial’ Manchester United.
Louis van Gaal has taken aim at former employers Manchester United by describing them as “a commercial club” whose priority is money.
The 66-year-old spent two seasons in charge at Old Trafford before he was replaced by Jose Mourinho in May 2016.
Van Gaal successfully got United back into the Champions League in 2014-15 following their disastrous campaign under David Moyes, while he also won the FA Cup in 2015-16, but a failure to finish in the top four that season and an increasingly boring brand of football saw a number of fans turn against the Dutchman.
He told: “Manchester United, who I last coached, are a commercial club, quite different to Bayern. The bosses in Bayern are Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness – former players who know what they’re talking about. For them, football is the most important thing, not money, as at United. That’s why I love Bayern.”
He also great impact on some of Bayern players and he said:
“History proved me right: Lahm became a Champions League and World Cup-winning right-back.
“It was the same with Thomas Muller. It was the same with Alaba. Alaba is still one of the greatest talents Bayern have today.”