Man United manager Louis van Gaal responds to Gary Neville’s criticism
Louis van Gaal questions Gary Neville's credentials as a pundit
Louis van Gaal has questioned Gary Neville’s credentials as a pundit after the Manchester United legend questioned his former side’s performance at Southampton.
The Red Devils edged to an unconvincing 2-1 victory over the Saints courtesy of strikes either side of half-time from Netherlands international Robin van Persie.
Former United right-back Neville claimed that Van Gaal’s side managed to get “away with murder” after collecting three points despite a lacklustre performance.
But Red Devils boss Van Gaal, who signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford in May, raised doubts over Neville as a pundit.
“The former player of United?” said Van Gaal when asked about Neville’s comments.
“That’s an English expression? Hmm: maybe (United got away with murder).
“He can say everything because he is an ex-legend, but as an ex-legend, or a legend, you have to know what you are saying.
“You can interpret: make an interpretation of that.
“It’s not so difficult to make an interpretation, when I say he has to pay attention to his words.”