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Van Gaal reveals his initial contract demands


Amid all the pressure Louis Van Gaal has on his shoulders, the Dutch manager claims he wonky wanted to sign a two-year contract at Manchester United before he signed his three year contract.

Man United have been underwhelming under Van Gaal in the last two years with fans calling for his head.

However with the win over Everton in the FA Cup semi final, some of the pressure has been lifted on the team as they seek to win their only possible chance of silverware this season.


“Of course I knew how hard this job would be,” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Star. “That is why they hired me and we have spoken about that. Also, we have a process of three years. I wanted to sign for two years, they wanted three years – not me. I signed for three years, so next year you see me again.

“You can never say that. I have respect for the results of Leicester City but I can only speak about facts. And the facts are that, before our injuries, we were first in the league. You can’t deny that. That is a fact.

“After that, especially in December when all my full-backs were injured, I had to solve that and I couldn’t solve that problem. Now, we are again in a good run and we don’t have as many injuries anymore. So that run is also a consequence of that. One section of the media has had me sacked for six months – and I am still here.”


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