Which Dutch star has dubbed United boss van Gaal 'special'?

Louis van Gaal

PSV Eindhoven midfielder Giorginio Wijnaldum is a huge fan of Louis van Gaal.

In February Manchester United were being linked with a move for PSV Eindhoven attacking midfielder Giorginio Wijnaldum.

Valued at around £9 million the 23-year-old Netherlands international has become a big hit in his homeland. A combative but skilful midfielder's hopes of a United move seemed to full apart with David Moyes departure.

But with the arrival of Louis van Gaal it looked as though he might perhaps have a chance of a move to United after all.

Van Gaal is a fan of the talented player, bringing him into the World Cup squad for the Netherlands as they finished third in the World Cup.

And Wijnaldum has now been talking about his former head coach at international level.

Wijnaldum told Dutch media whilst on international duty with the national team he was pleased with the decision of van Gaal to take a risk on him this summer:

"You have it as a coach, who dares to take, a player who has not played for seven months. Most coaches do not dare to take that risk. Gambling with that person with the World Cup, he did do it, and he will always be special to me."

Of course the chance of van Gaal gambling on him this winter does not seem likely.

United are well stocked in the attacking midfield area but if he wanted to play him deeper in midfield, who knows, he might just make a move for the player who considers him 'special'.

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