Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal: I’m not arrogant

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal insists that he is not arrogant and that he respects others' opinions

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Louis van Gaal has insisted that he is not an arrogant manager, but can understand why he is sometimes seen that way.

The Manchester United boss has earned a reputation for arrogance over the years for the way he conducts himself in front of the media.

However, the Dutchman says that he is simply expressing the confidence he has in himself and his players and insists he values the opinions of others.

I have the feeling that the fans love me. But you never know

Louis van Gaal

Speaking in a revealing interview with The Telegraph, Van Gaal said: “It’s not a Dutch thing. It’s because of my stature, my expressions, because I have big confidence in myself and in my players, that’s my charisma.

“In the Netherlands that is negative but charisma is positive. Arrogant is negative; it’s implicit that you don’t respect the opinion of another. I’m not like that.

“I have the feeling that the fans love me. But you never know. It always depends at the end on results.”

Van Gaal’s United side travel to Anfield to take on rivals Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils are currently fourth in the Premier League table with nine games left to play, but are only two points behind second-placed Manchester City and one behind third-placed Arsenal.

Former Barcelona boss Van Gaal has led United to 16 Premier League wins, eight draws and five losses in his 29 top-flight games in charge.

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Shanghai Masters 2017: Rampant Roger Federer downs Rafael Nadal for 94th career title
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Michael Owen reacts to Liverpool’s 7-0 win at Maribor
The Sport Review
Jamie Carragher sends clear warning to Man United after Liverpool FC draw
The Sport Review
Arsenal make decision about Mesut Ozil’s future – report