“Don’t ask me rhetorical questions”: Van Gaal hits out at journalist

Manchester United head-coach Louis Van Gaal seems to have lost patience with the press as he told a journalist to stop twisting his words.

Van Gaal is known to have a bad relationship with press in every country he managed and in recent days his relationship with English media has hit an all-time low.

While quizzed by a journalist whether he gave his team much more freedom tonight after the 3-1 FA cup win against Derby, Van Gaal was quick to lose his cool.

“I cannot answer that question because you know already your answer. Your question is only to write tomorrow that they have more freedom.”

Louis van Gaal then went on to insist that his players always had the freedom to express themselves on the field.

“They have always freedom from me. If you want to write like that, then it’s Ok. But, don’t ask me rhetorical questions. Because for you it’s obvious that they have more freedom”.

But No, I am sorry. It is the same philosophy, it’s the same training sessions since the last three days and I give my players always freedom.”

“Building up attack is more freedom than defending. For defending I have a game plan. I can explain that in thousand words, but you are writing tomorrow – they have more freedom.”

Van Gaal concluded by saying “I am not pleased with how you are twisting my words.”


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