Stan Collymore blasts Man Utd’s shameful treatment of Louis van Gaal

Stan Collymore slams Manchester United's treatment of Louis van Gaal

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Stan Collymore has blasted Manchester United’s shameful treatment of Louis van Gaal.

The 64-year-old has been forced to contend with speculation surrounding his future for most of the second half of the Premier League season.

Van Gaal was finally put out of his misery on Monday night after United terminated his contract just days after winning the FA Cup.

The Dutchman became the first manager to win some silverware since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement after a 2-1 extra-time victory over Crystal Palace at Wembley last weekend.

Former Liverpool striker Collymore wasn’t impressed with United’s handling of Van Gaal’s departure amid reports Jose Mourinho will take over the reins at Old Trafford.

“So it’s done and dusted then, the dirty secret that we all knew but LvG didn’t,” Collymore told Boyle Sport.

“I think it’s borderline shameful that people were briefing journalists after the Cup Final, not even allowing a decent, if prickly man to enjoy his moment, but we all knew it was happening, so what next?”

Van Gaal was named as David Moyes’s successor in May 2014.

The Red Devils finished in fifth place in the Premier League table behind Manchester City on goal difference.

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