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Ewan MacKenna: Relentless maverick Van Gaal is the right person for United – despite all the ‘wrong’ narratives

In a dimly lit room at the Carrington training ground early in the season, Louis van Gaal sat across from Gary Neville for an interview with the Daily Telegraph newspaper and was everything you’d expect. Intimidating, like the manager who angrily dro

14th March, 2015
Ewan MacKenna

But lost among all that was a key pointer to the months ahead, one worth dredging up at hyperbolic crisis moments such as this.

“As coaches we have to give a lot of information,” Van Gaal stressed assuredly. “Too much, I think. Compare it to when you go to an airport for the first time. If I go to Manchester, what terminal, where is my flight, where do I have to park? How long is...

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