Manchester United balls: Anthony Martial and Louis Van Gaal’s missing warning
The transfer season might be over, but the Daily Mail is still talking balls. The paper leads with the shouty headline that Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is a displinarian nutter whose already baring his fans at new £58m teenage sensation Anthony Martial:
Van Gaal’s warning for £36m Martial… You’ll play where I tell you
As we look for signs that nutty Van Gaal plans to play Martial in goal, we get to the actual quote that drives the backpage screamer:
‘He (Van Gaal) asked me my preferred position,’ said Martial, who has been given the No 9 shirt. ‘I prefer to play in the centre but he told me I could play in a number of positions — it is the coach who decides but whatever position I play, I will do the best I can.’
What says Van Gaal, man behind that “warning“? Nothing. The story contains not a single quote from the Dutchman.