Tottenham star hits out at Man United over this big decision
Mousa Dembele was not happy about Manchester United's decision to sack Louis van Gaal...
Mousa Dembele has criticised Manchester United for their decision to sack Louis van Gaal this summer.
The Dutch coach was given his marching orders by the Red Devils last week just two days after he led them to the FA Cup title.
The decision came after the Red Devils missed out on a place in next season’s Champions League following their fifth-placed finish in the Premier League table.
Jose Mourinho has since been appointed as Van Gaal’s successor at Old Trafford after the Portuguese coach signed a three-year contract with the club last week.
However, Tottenham midfielder Dembele was clearly not impressed by United’s decision to part ways with Van Gaal after the end of the season.
Speaking to Belgian outlet Derniere Heure, Dembele said: “Louis van Gaal was the manager of a Premier League opponent, and he’s just been sacked, but I can’t say a bad word about him.
“He taught me a lot at AZ [Alkmaar] – his trainings, his style of play, his way of motivating us, he was a great. I guess he hasn’t changed. Nevertheless, he suffered a difficult season at Manchester United.
“For me, that’s (United’s decision) baffling, but that’s football and if I’m the footballer I am today, it’s partly thanks to Van Gaal.”
Attentions have now inevitably turned towards the summer transfer window and Mourinho’s plans to revamp his squad at Old Trafford ahead of the new season.