Louis van Gaal to stop clowning around
"I am not a clown" says Van Gaal
March 2nd, 2016
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has stated that he intends to stop acting like a “clown” following his simulated dive in his side’s weekend win over title chasing Arsenal.
The Dutch boss clearly thought that he needed to show fourth official Mike Dean what constituted a dive and he threw himself to the ground to demonstrate.
The actions of the 64-year-old proved to be a huge hit in social media circles unsurprisingly, however the Red Devils manager insists that he is unlikely to repeat this bizarre incident, at least not until the next time.
“It is not a part of my philosophy, because I don’t think you can influence the game from that spot (the technical area),” he said to reporters.
“I am not a clown, I am Louis van Gaal, I am a human being and a manager. And the players have to think on the pitch, not the manager.”
Manchester United sit three points behind arch-rivals Manchester City in the Premier League table, however they could move level on points tonight should they beat Watford at Old Trafford and Manchester City lose at Anfield.