Dog And Duck Versus The Red Lion – The Feud Between Van Gaal And Neville

Karthik Raman / 09 December 2014

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has warned former club Legend Gary Neville to pay attention to his words after the ex-United captain said the weekend clash between Liverpool could slip to pub-football standard.

Manchester United laboured their way to a less then impressive 2-1 victory against the Saints on Monday night. This victory extends Manchester United’s winning run to five games in the league. However, Neville was not pleased with the clubs display on the night.

According to ESPN, Neville, a member of the class of 92, who is now a TV pundit stated that United ‘got away with murder’ at St Marys and further added that the weekend game at Old Trafford to be “like the Dog and Duck versus the Red Lion”.

“The former player of United?” asked Van Gaal when media persons told him about England coach Neville’s comment, according to manchestereveningnews.

 “That’s an English expression? Hmm. Maybe. He can say everything because he is an ex-legend, but as an ex-legend, or a legend, you have to know what you are saying.” said Van Gaal, by adding, “You can interpret: make an interpretation of that. It’s not so difficult to make an interpretation, when I say he has to pay attention to his words.”

However, Neville dismissed the suggestion of feud between the pair later in twitter.

Van Gaal did not stop there as he went on to say less than friendly statements against his players and his opposition number.

Dutchman said: “Too many players were not good. There was a range of course between good and bad, but they were not good. There were too many players in that range who were not good, I believe.”

“Of course if you are the better team you deserve more, but believe me it is always the goals that are counting,” Van Gaal said following Southampton manager Ronald Koeman claiming his team were better than United.

“When we played the first six or seven matches, we never won and we were always the better team. In that time I didn’t say anything about that; You have to learn that also” added the Dutchman.


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