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Manchester United Balls: You’ll Never Guess Who Van Gaal’s ‘Sworn Enemy’ Is

by | 11th, November 2014

MANCHESTER United manager  Louis van Gaal is trading on former glories. His tenure at United has been one of big-spending confusion. The buzzword is ‘tra nsition’, but Southampton are proving that to be a load of balls.

A new book on the Manchester United boss, O, Louis: In Search of Louis van Gaal, contains a few gems. Author Hugo Bors, describes it as a “journey into the sinister recesses”.

(Incidentally, we are told that Van Gaal’s “sworn enemy” is Ronald Koeman.)

On Truus, life with Mrs Van Gaal:

‘The way he treats Truus in company is ungentlemanly and sometimes downright disgraceful. In the company of friends and acquaintances, Louis has made comments that in nine out of 10 marriages would have been grounds for divorce.

On booze:

‘Of course he also has sweet things to say about his wife. “I have a lovely wife,” he said on German TV, “and the sex is good too.”

Since his stint at Barcelona, he has developed a nose for wine and he likes to have this confirmed. “Louis always chooses wonderful wines,” says Truus. “That’s very true,” says Van Gaal. “That other one is really lovely too,” Truus adds. “What do you mean that other one?” Van Gaal shoots back. “That’s no good to anyone, Truus. When are you going to learn? You’ve got to name names. There are wines by the thousand. Was it white or red?” “Never mind,” she says and raises her glass. “Am I right or not? Well, Truus?” “I’ve forgotten what it was called,” she sighs. “Just leave it,

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