Van Gaal slams Manchester United players

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has slammed the attitude of the players during his time in charge of the club.

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Louise van Gaal was in charge of Manchester United between 2014-16

Van Gaal, who was in charge of United between 2014-16 has opened up about his two-years at the club in an interview with German publication Sport Bild.

The Dutch master tactician criticised his former Manchester United players, describing them as unprofessional during his two-years at the club.

He told the German publication: “I developed the digital tracker with my IT man. Each player was able to log in.

“So I gave everyone the opportunity to prepare for the conversation with me at home and to meet me in dialogue at the eye level.”

He mentioned in the interview that players did not respond to their emails by stating: “That’s true, too. But this testifies to their lack of professionalism and I have then addressed them.

“But I already did that with the emails at Bayern. My conviction is that a full professional also wants to live professionally.

During his time at the club he only managed to win one trophy by lifting the FA Cup in the final game as manager for the club. Shortly after the final he was sacked by United who then replaced him with current manager Jose Mourinho.

Van Gaal also mentioned in the interview he tried to sign Robert Lewandowski during his two-years at Old Trafford. He told Bild: “He is currently the best striker in the world. I also wanted to train Lewandowski and wanted to bring him to Manchester United.

“The price was not a problem for Manchester United, but Bayern did not want to let him go.”

Since leaving Manchester United the 66-year-old former Barcelona and Holland manager has been out of work. He has decided to stay out of the game and take a break from football and concentrate more on family life.