Louis Van Gaal will walk if his Manchester United players don’t continue to buy into his philosophy.
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Speaking ahead of United’s clash with West Ham United on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra) at Old Trafford, the Dutchman remained as stubborn as ever as he addressed the media.
With United scoring just 20 goals in 14 appearances so far this campaign, fans, pundits and former players have been criticizing the Red Devils for lackluster play in attack.
“I’m happy that when I’m gone, people are saying nice things about me,” van Gaal said. “But the most important thing is not always that. It’s in my opinion is the chemistry between players and staff. That chemistry is the most important thing. And when I have the feeling that the chemistry is there, I will always work to my utmost best.
“But when I have a single feeling that it is not like that, I’m the first coach that quits and I have proved that already with my former clubs and former jobs. I don’t think there is a coach that quits by himself because of the money, but I am like that.”
LVG is a man of his word and even with United challenging for the title this season and just one point off the top heading into Week 15, he is the type of coach who will walk if he doesn’t feel like everyone is on his side.
It’s a crucial period between now and the end of the season for the Dutch manager and United, as he looks to deliver silverware and at least guarantee another top four finish despite his strikers and wingers misfiring.