World Cup I Netherlands – Argentina I “We kiss on the mouth!” : When van Gaal responds to Di Maria

He’s the worst coach I’ve had in my career.” Angel Di Maria has not forgotten the fiasco of his time at Manchester United and the stormy relationship with his coach at the time at the Red Devils. The Argentine winger, who spoke on the subject for the media Clarin, was entitled to the answer of the Dutch technician Thursday at a press conference, on the eve of the quarter-final of the World Cup between Argentina and the Netherlands.

Van Gaal initially appeared disappointed with ADM’s comments. He notably underlined that the player was not in the best conditions during his short-lived stint at Manchester United, where he arrived from Real Madrid in the summer of 2014 against 60 million euros. “He is a very good football player, and he had personal problems when he was in Manchesterexplained the coach of the Netherlands. He said I’m the worst coach he’s ever known. It’s sad that he said that, it’s the first time I hear such a thing.”

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The 71-year-old coach then took the example of Memphis Depay, present at his side during this press conference, to respond to criticism from Di Maria. “A coach must make decisionshe recalled. Here by my side I have a player with whom I had problems, my Memphis, but now we kiss, we kiss on the mouth even if necessary, no you don’t want Memphis!

The former Lyonnais could not help but burst out laughing at Van Gaal’s statement. He will be one of the assets of a selection of which he has become one of the major players after sometimes strained relations with his coach. “I didn’t field him in that 2014 semi-final (against Argentina, editor’s note) and sometimes we make difficult decisions, or we are wrong“, thus recognized the Dutch coach. Will Depay have a kiss from his coach if he scores against Di Maria’s Argentina? Answer on Friday.

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