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Angry Louis van Gaal

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hit out at Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

Van Gaal was in charge of Bayern for less than two years and led the Bavarian giants to Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal titles. The Dutchman also guided the German champions to the final of the Champions League in 2010.

However, the Dutchman’s time at the Allianz Arena was often rocky, and Rummenigge has now spoken of his ‘huge ego’.

‘As soon as he presented his autobiography in a snobby restaurant, I knew hard times were ahead’, Rummenigge told Germany's Spiegel magazine.

‘Louis van Gaal was not always easy-care. He wanted to 'Vangaalise' our club. He has a huge ego’.

However, Barcelona midfielder Xavi has a different opinion of Van Gaal. The Spanish legend played under the United boss at Barcelona and has fond memories of their time together at Camp Nou.

‘He had a lot of confidence in me and I owe him for that’, he told ‘Sometimes I would even ask myself why.

‘He trusted immensely in me and maybe that is why I always wanted to show him how good I was on the pitch. I believe that he is a great coach for any team’.

Meanwhile, United goalkeeper David de Gea has revealed what he loves most about playing for the Red Devils.

‘The fact that I'm at a club with such great history and which has had some of the greatest players in the world’, United’s official website quotes him as saying. ‘It’s a dream to play here and I hope we can achieve many great things together’.

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