"This match should never be played. I've been saying that for 10 years; it's unfair," said Van Gaal, about tomorrow’s play-off match. "The worst thing is that there is a chance you are going to lose twice in a row. And in a tournament in which you have played so marvellously well you go home as a loser. This has got nothing to do whatsoever with sport, not in my view."
You see? It’s all there, the irrational sense of entitlement, the sense that the world should revolve around what is convenient for him, and the use of erroneous statistics to back up his bloody stupid ideas. He’s an Old Trafford natural.
So you’ve been saying for 10 years that this match should never be played, is that right? So two years after the Turkey v South Korea game in 2002, and two years before the next one was due in Germany. No wonder you were a voice crying out in the wilderness.
And it is “unfair” because you might lose, have I got that right? And losing has got nothing to do whatsoever with sport, not in your view.
You are an idiot. I look forward to hating you more regularly once the new season starts.