Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are looking over to our landlord and pestering him for the latest quotes from Louis van Gaal and luckily for them, the Manchester Evening News has plenty for us to pour over.
The publication seem to be focusing on the relationship – or lack thereof – between Louis van Gaal and Radamel Falcao who is of course only on a season-long loan deal at Old Trafford from Monaco and is struggling for both regular playing time and thus goals.
van Gaal drew further questions about his feelings towards the star after claiming that: “If a player costs £95 million or £5,000 it doesn’t make any difference. You have to prove yourself.”
“I have spoken to him but I always speak with the players, I am a good communicator, so that is not a big exception.
“But of course he was not in the squad, so then you talk more with this kind of player because for them it is a big disappointment.
“I wanted to explain what he has to do in the future and that I have done.”
Given Falcao’s agent has been hitting back in recent days, noting that it is van Gaal and not his client who are the problem in the situation, we think that there could well be a bit of drama yet and as former manager Sir Alex Ferguson showed, no one is bigger than Manchester United.
Manchester United fans. Do you think that there is a rift between van Gaal and Falcao? Has this basically signified the end of his long-term ambitions at Old Trafford? Let us know your thoughts below.
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