If there’s one reason out of many we love Louis van Gaal – and believe us, there are many – it’s that he cuts through the bull and gets straight to the point.
Victor Valdes’ social media posts the other day suggested the goalkeeper would be fighting for his place but the manager put that straight.
‘Last year, he refused to play in the second team and there are other aspects you need as a keeper at United,’ said van Gaal. ‘When you are not willing to follow those principles, there is only one way and that is out. It is a big disappointment. It is a pity because we have given him the opportunity to rehabilitate, gave him a contract and then he is fit to play. I played him at Hull because I wanted to help. I am always a very social human being.’
Van Gaal told a journalist he was always writing rubbish, informed the gathered press that they couldn’t ask about David De Gea and said he had ‘no idea’ if Di Maria would stay. You’ll probably want to watch it yourself? Here you are. More gossip after the video..
The Sun are reporting that United are ‘closing in’ or ‘have won the race’ for Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke. We doubt this one, but, they went big on it, so… part of us believes they were just desperate to use their ‘Christian a Devil’ headline.
The Star say we’ve made a new offer of £35m for Sergio Ramos. It’s a final offer, apparently. And our second bid for him was reportedly more than this one, so, make sense of that what you will.
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