Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he is one of the best managers in the world amidst criticism from various media outlets against his approach and tactical decisions at some matches this season.
Man U have lost 3-0 to Arsenal and Liverpool this season, lie fifth in the premier league table and are in the F.A Cup final against Crystal Palace but Van Gaal says he is one of the best football managers in the world that’s why criticism comes his way.
“I can cope with it when the media is writing for six months I am sacked already. It is not new for me,” Van Gaal said at United’s Player of the Year awards dinner.
“For my players, it is not so easy. They are reading it every day. How do you think that affects my authority? What do you think about the way they want to follow my advice, when their coach is portrayed like a nobody because I cannot do anything?
“But I am not like that. I am very arrogant. I am one of the best managers of the world. We have to meet the expectations of the biggest club in the world. Expectations are too high,” he added.
“We are in a period of transition. It is not so easy. We’re still in a position to qualify [for the Champions League], and we’re in the final of the FA Cup.
“We’ve fought back many times [this season], so you can applaud the players, because they’ve done it.. I came to England to win a trophy, but first we have to qualify for the Champions League.”
Louis van Gaal has coached Ajax, AZ, Barcelona, Netherlands, Bayern Munich and Man U during his career and has won 19 trophies during his career.