Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was prominent on Wednesday's back pages, after offering new Manchester United boss 'advice', or a 'warning' dependent on the publication.
The Northern Irishman had suggested that the former Netherlands boss will be taken aback by the speed and intensity of the Premier League.
His comments came less than 24 hours after United had defeated Liverpool 3-1 in a pre-season friendly.
Rodgers stated: "I think what he'll find is the competition in this league will be different to any other league that he's worked in, in a lot of the other leagues, there are one or two teams and those are the teams that are expected to win.
"This is a league where the top team plays the bottom team and, on any given day, you can lose. You don't get that a lot in the other leagues. I think the competition will probably take him by [surprise], and that's from foreign managers I have spoken to over the years."
The Liverpool boss's comments may not have been intended with the 'warning shot' vibe many of the tabloids styled them in, yet they certainly managed to rile a number of Manchester United fans.
United supporters reacted with much agitation via Twitter, with a combination of anger and bemusement that a relatively inexperienced manager in Rodgers, should be advising a coach who has worked at the top level of European football for two decades and won a number of trophies.
Here is how they ripped into the Liverpool manager:
Rodgers telling Van Gaal life is tough in Premier league is just like Heskey telling Van Nistelrooy that it's hard to score in the EPL.#mufc— Muhammad Bassa (@Bassa_UTD) August 6, 2014
Van Gaal taught Mourinho. Mourinho taught Rodgers. And yet Rodgers thinks Van Gaal will struggle in the Premier League— Praveane (@Praveane_123) August 6, 2014
Don't believe Brenden Rodgers has any right to warn Louis Van Gaal about the Premier League.— Ross Walker (@RossWalker1998) August 6, 2014
Brendan Rodgers trying to give Louis van Gaal Advice? What Next? Sterling to give Ronaldo & Messi advice on how to be a better footballer?— Tanay Nagarsekar (@TANAY_N12) August 6, 2014
LvG won league titles & domestic trophies in Holland, Germany and Spain. He's won the European Cup.Rodgers finished 2nd in the league once.— Scott (@R_o_M) August 5, 2014