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Manchester United Balls: ‘ranting’ Louis Van loses his dentures and starts a double-act

by | 11th, February 2015

 

Just six months into his time as Manchester United manager, and Louis van Gaal is “under fire”. Reacting to claims that his United are an unattractive long ball team he produced evidence to the contrary. How well did it go down in the Press? In a word: very. They’ve lapped it up. All newspapers lead with LVG’s stats class.

The Times leads it sports coverage with:

Van Gaal looked like a cross between Neville Chamberlain and David Brent as he waved pieces of paper to disprove [Sam] Allardyce’s claims at United’s press conference yesterday. They were lies, damned lies — and Van Gaal had the statistics.

It was a “rant”.

The Sun calls LVG A ‘LAUGHING STOCK”.

The Daily Star calls it “LVG’S LONG BAWL”. It was a “bizarre rant”.

The Mirror leads with news of “LVG’s LONG SHOT”. He “angrily produced a dossier” of “four pages of statistics”.

The Daily Mail is far more circumspect, saying Van Gaal created “an intersting 20 minutes” with his Prozone stats.

And in the Express there are concerns for LVG’s mental wellbeing:

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