Louis van Gaal expressed his anger at Manchester United chairman Ed Woodward during an interview with the BBC.

The former Netherlands boss was sacked by Manchester United in 2016 and replaced by Jose Mourinho. An appointment that was speculated in the English press for months.

Van Gaal told the BBC, “Ed Woodward (chairman) Knew it was my last job, that’s why I’m still angry.

“I can imagine Woodward chooses Mourinho. He is a top coach. He has won a lot of titles. More than me.

“What I don’t like is Woodward contacting my successor, knowing in his mind he will replace me and he keeps his mouth shut for six months. Every Friday I had to go into press conferences and be asked what I thought about the rumours. What does that do to the authority of the coach?

“To win the FA Cup when, for six months, the media has a noose round my neck, is my biggest achievement.

“I spoke to Woodward the day after that game. His argument was that I was only going to be there for one more year and Mourinho would be there for three, four or five. I appreciate he hired a private plane to get me back to Portugal but his arguments were not good enough.”

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