Former Manchester United boss, Louis Van Gaal has revealed the major difference between the Red devils and his former side Bayern Munich.
Dutch tactician, Van Gaal was hired by the 20-time English Champions in the summer of 2014, after leading the Dutch national team to third place of the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.
However, Van Gaal was dumped by United after winning the FA Cup in 2016 and replaced by Jose Mourinho. He has now explained how United’s running beyond football has left him with little affection for the Red devils – a stark contrast to his feelings for Bayern.
“Manchester United, who I last coached, is a commercial club,” he told Sport Bild. “Totally different to Bayern. The bosses, like Karl Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness, are former players who know what they are talking about.
“Football is the most important thing, not money like it is now at United. That’s why I love Bayern.”
Louis van Gaal meanwhile, has revealed that Manchester United missed out on signing both Mats Hummels and Thomas Muller during his Old Trafford tenure.
Van Gaal previously spent two years with the German champions – 2009-11 – and at the time was highly critical of predecessor Jurgen Klinsmann’s decision to allow Hummels to leave Bayern for Borussia Dortmund.
“I wanted to sign Hummels for Manchester United,” Van Gaal told Sport Bild. “But because at that time he was coming out of a poorer season, we didn’t do it in the end.
“I can confirm that I wanted Muller. But there was nothing we could do. FC Bayern made it clear that they would not sell him.”
Louis van Gaal who is out of work at the moment, has claimed he would only return to management if he was offered the job at a big English club – so he could “get one over” Manchester United.
When asked by The Mirror if he would return to management, the 66-year old said: “I will probably not manage a club anymore.
Mourinho replaced van Gaal at Old Trafford, but the Dutchman said he did not blame him for his departure.
“I would make one exception – if a big English club comes for me, then I would do it. Because then I can get the chance to get one over on Manchester United.”
Van Gaal has previously said that he was unhappy with the manner of his departure from Old Trafford, and also suggested that Jose Mourinho was lined up by the Man Utd board to replace him while he was still in the job.
Mourinho was Van Gaal’s assistant at Barcelona between 1997 and 2000, and the Dutchman explained he did not blame his former colleague for his exit.
He said: “(Ed) Woodward (Man Utd executive vice-chairman) should have come to me and we could have worked on that.
“I have nothing against Jose.”