After rescuing Manchester United on Sunday with a 94th minute equalizer against Chelsea, you could perhaps forgive Robin van Persie for celebrating over zealously.
His manager Louis van Gaal hasn’t.
The Dutch striker ripped off his shirt as he celebrated his third goal of the season to salvage a point for the Red Devils, but United’s boss wasn’t too happy about his captain getting a yellow card for removing his jersey.
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Speaking postgame about the incident, here’s what van Gaal had to say.
“‘It was a stupid reaction after the goal,” van Gaal said. “I can see he was excited but after he was booked it was not so smart.”
LVG has made his feelings clear, as he delivered that message to his striker with a furious look on his face in the press room.
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I get that van Gaal is trying to instill discipline to his side, that RVP should be leading by example to United’s younger players and silly bookings like that can add up to a ban, but he did score a last-gasp equalizer in front of over 75,000 fans in a massive game against the league-leaders.
Does RVP deserve a bit of slack from his boss? Or is van Gaal right to have a go at his countryman?