Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed to The Telegraph that he was a Tottenham Hotspur fan when he was growing up.
“I was a football fanatic,” the Dutchman told The Telegraph. “I watched every game. When I was young, about 10, I was a great fan of Tottenham Hotspur, and a great fan of Jimmy Greaves.
"Unbelievable. It was on our television! The FA Cup! At that time there were not many football matches on television.
“I watched Tottenham and of course United, George Best, Bryan Robson and after that David Beckham. But as a boy I was more a fan of Tottenham Hotspur. I’m sorry to say that! Nice white shirt!”
It is a very interesting revelation from Van Gaal, and one which will make Spurs fans proud.
Jimmy Greaves is one of the greatest English players of all time and a Tottenham legend.
The 75-year-old was on the books of the North London outfit from 1961 to 1970, scoring 220 goals in 321 league appearances in the process.
During his time with Tottenham, Greaves won the FA Cup twice and the European Cup Winners’ Cup once.
It seems that Van Gaal was impressed with Greaves when he was a kid, and Tottenham fans should be proud that the Englishman made an impact on the United boss.
Van Gaal is one of the best football managers of all time, although he has not made a great start to life in England.
United have not been playing good football of late and are still not guaranteed of a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.
However, the Red Devils did defeat Tottenham in style on Sunday, getting the better of the North London outfit 3-0 at Old Trafford in the Premier League.