The Blues boss has a penchant for getting under the skin of rival managers, most notably Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini and Arsenal’s long-term coach Arsene Wenger last term.
For me [mind games] are not so interesting. I have to manage my club
Louis van Gaal
Mourinho, who worked under Van Gaal at Barcelona for three season, declared that signing United defender Luke Shaw for £27m this summer would have killed his Chelsea side.
The new Red Devils boss laughed off the comments and confidently predicted that the pair would not fall out despite managing two of the Premier League’s top clubs.
“I don’t think I will fall out with him. He [Jose Mourinho] is my friend,” Van Gaal is quoted as saying.
“I don’t think [I will fall out with] all the other managers. I have full respect for all my colleagues.
“For me [mind games] are not so interesting. I have to manage my club. That is already difficult enough. I am not concerned with other clubs or other managers.”
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