Louis van Gaal looked devastated when he prematurely put an end to the press meet which might become his final pre-match press conference as the manager of Manchester United ahead of his team’s crunch Boxing Day clash against Stoke City.
In a shocking incident, after demanding apology from the media, van Gaal went on to wish the journalists present in the press conference a Merry Christmas before walking off.
But according to facts, the arrogant Dutch manager is not the first Manchester United boss to storm out of a press conference. Sir Alex Ferguson did something similar, back in 2011, albeit with much more anger in his face.
When Ferguson was asked by a journalist if standards were going down in the Premier League football with both Manchester United and Manchester City then struggling in the Champions League after his side’s 2-2 draw with Benfica at Old Trafford.
The moody Scot looked bemused by the unexpected question and tried to hit back by saying: “Are you serious? We’re not struggling.”
Louis van Gaal is currently on the brink after the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Norwich last Saturday, which was the third consecutive defeat for the Red Devils and the most worrying fact is that the squad under LVG seems to be short of any inspiration. Reports are all around that this Stoke City game will decide the Dutchman’s fate at Old Trafford. If united succumbs to another defeat then van Gaal will be sacked with Jose Mourinho waiting in the wings.