Man United boss Louis van Gaal: Festive period is ‘not good’

Louis van Gaal is not a fan of the busy festive period in the Premier League

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Louis van Gaal admits that the hectic festive fixture schedule is “not good” for the condition of his Manchester United players.

The Premier League is famous for its unrelenting schedule over the winter months, with United set to play on Boxing Day as well as New Year’s Day.

And although the Dutchman is clearly not the biggest fan of the English top-flight’s winter schedule, he says that he will “adapt”.

“I cannot change it, I don’t think it is good for the players that they play within two days of a match,” said Van Gaal.

“December shall be like that, and we have also family. I also have a wife, and kids and grandchildren and I cannot see them at Christmas.

“But, I want to work in the Premier League so I have to adapt and I shall adapt.”

United host Stoke City in their next Premier League game on Tuesday night.

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