Louis van gaal and jose mourinho relationship

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louis van gaal and jose mourinho relationship

Jose Mourinho's clear out of Louis van Gaal's Man United nearly complete . needs to escape what feels a toxic relationship with Mourinho. Louis van Gaal and José Mourinho were together at Barcelona but their While the coach was not always popular, Mourinho's relationship. Louis van Gaal has blasted Jose Mourinho (Picture: Getty) the Theatre of Dreams and the Dutchman's relationship with Mourinho has soured.

When he found out, Robson was furious. And so was his assistant: Robson, though, could see that leaving would not be good for the young man he had taken under his wing. Mourinho approached the new manager and told him he would like to continue at the club.

When Van Gaal asked why, Mourinho replied he was sure he would learn from the Dutchman.

Jose Mourinho's clear out of Louis van Gaal's Man United nearly complete

It made sense for Van Gaal, too: Under Van Gaal, his responsibilities would grow further. And the following spring, he was asked to stay for another year.

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Van Gaal liked that Mourinho argued with him; that he disagreed, that he said what he thought, not what he thought the manager wanted to hear. Others did not have the nerve and, as a result, contributed less. Mourinho was young and still dependent, but he was not afraid to contradict the man in charge. He was also different to Van Gaal. He was very attentive.

Jose Mourinho's clear out of Louis van Gaal's Man United nearly complete

He took it all in, always looking and learning — about human relationships as well as tactics. He is the typical guy who watches everything — changing room, bus, hotel. Everything is under control.

I learnt a lot of things with him. The expected arrival of new full-backs should spell the end for Daley Blind, who has only made one league start since August, and Matteo Darmian, who only has three since October. Each has been overlooked for the converted wingers Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia.

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Neither has been targeted for as much criticism as Luke Shaw, who clearly needs to escape what feels a toxic relationship with Mourinho. Then there is Anthony Martial, blamed for defeat at Brighton and relegated to a bit-part role in the second half of the season. Alexis Sanchez's January arrival seemed to end his United career, creating an excess of players who can operate off the left wing. Maybe Marcos Rojo will survive: Mourinho could opt to stockpile injury-prone centre-backs as an insurance policy for when the others are all out.

But 13 could be reduced to, at most, three.

louis van gaal and jose mourinho relationship

Because 13 senior players arrived at Old Trafford in Van Gaal's reign. Indeed, his treatment of the German suggested he began prejudiced against those too closely associated with the Dutchman.

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Blind, son of Van Gaal's former captain and assistant Danny, was United's outstanding centre-back in and has barely played there since. Mourinho has acted as a rebuttal of Van Gaal, buying in the positions where his predecessor had: Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof in the middle of the defence, where the older man had brought in Blind and Rojo. Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba in the centre of midfield, where Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin and Herrera had been earlier arrivals.

louis van gaal and jose mourinho relationship

Marcus Rashford and Martial were identified and, in one case, reinvented as left wingers, Depay's old role. The reality that Mourinho is a manager who likes to bring in loyalists, it also indicates that much of Van Gaal's recruitment was poor. None of the six departures so far have produced United a profit. Of the unlucky 13, perhaps only Herrera, the winner of the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year Award last season and a player who has been underused this year, could be called an unqualified success, though Martial's debut season at Old Trafford showed he had that potential to become one and Romero is surely the best reserve goalkeeper in England.

But Herrera was not even a true Van Gaal signing: Perhaps, along with his capacity to gel with a variety of teammates, ability to niggle opponents and habit of performing well in big games, that accounts for the Spaniard's longevity.