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Louis van Gaal: I Will not react to Jose Mourinho's mind games

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louis van gaal 1 Van Gaal issues warning to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and talks about CityManchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would not provoke him by his mind games.

The former Real Madrid manager took a swipe at the Red Devils for spending heavily in landing Luke Shaw as Mourinho says the West London club could not afford signing the left-back.

The Portuguese tactician was a part of Van Gaal’s coaching staff during his time at Barcelona.

United boss says that Mourinho will not be able have any impact by playing a psychological  battle against Van Gaal. The Dutchman also says his side’s clash against Chelsea will be between two teams and not between two managers.

“I play against Chelsea and not against Jose Mourinho. My team and his team are playing against each other. No. He shall not do that with me. I’m not reacting to that kind of stuff,” The Telegraph reported  Van Gaal as saying.

United finished seventh last season, while their derby rivals Manchester City won the Premier League. Van Gaal is not wary of the threat the Citizens will pose as he believes the Red Devils are capable of becoming the champions next season.

“It does not bother me whether they are 10 metres away or 30 kilometres away,” United manager explained.

“It [City’s success] is amazing because they were not a big club and now they are already champions and they have also won cups in the last three years.”

“They are knocking at the door, but that is good for Manchester United also because where there is competition you can be proud when you are the champion at the end and maybe we will be the champions,” Van Gaal said.

United will surely face competition from Chelsea and City, while Liverpool and Arsenal will compete and challenge in the title race. The upcoming campaign is going to exciting as there would b five clubs challenge for the Premier League title.

One of the five teams will miss out on a place in the Champions League and with United already missing for the upcoming campaign, Van Gaal would b hoping his side can qualify for the Champions League by winning the league title.

Comments (15)

  1. Mourinho already carries a negative in the eyes of Chelsea owner Abramovich, by failing to win the premiership title when his team held a distinct points advantage. I think he is on his way out, with a bad start to the new Season, given that Abramovich will not tolerate failure.

  2. Roman Abramovic knew the kind of dynasty Jose is building at the Bridge even with the sacrifice of a trophy less season so, back off!!!

  3. Chris u ar scared already huh? watch out for Morinho part two! and pray Man u qualifies for champions league or else ur Van gaal is so out. I pity u if u Think Van Gaal is a better coach than Morinho. I love Morinho down 2 d bone.

  4. Morinho talks 2much dats y he is a failior,united will surely come back big tym.of all wat jose said last sesson wat did he win nothin.all he knos how to du is talk and talk.united for life

  5. pity to all united fans,moyes was such a failure,van gaal is even worst…..van lose hahaha mourinho 4 blues

  6. watch out for man u

  7. Now van gaal has taking mou place by talking anyhow I believe he is afraid of mou that is why his sending warning of failure.woe to all man u fans bcos failure is dia second nick name.

  8. Mourinho is best coach in England everybody knows that even LVG afraid of him that why he can’t respond to what Mou said about him mourinho talked about a player lvg talked about tactic are they d same?

  9. united shouldn’t compare themselves with chelsea.We wil whip them home and away this coming season.

  10. I think dis is premiar league, van gaal wil nt fine it easy to finish top six, i think moyes is the chosen one for manchester united, dis season united wil finish ten position, jose is a special one, every action taking by mourinho is right, last season jose mourinho was busy building a term, each of us no wat jose can do, even so call van gaal, is record is vry bad, full of sacking, when jose mourinho is busy of talking an becomes the only one, i think van gaal stil have a long way to go, pls let someone help me inform van welcome to premier league, nt ajar, nt buyern, nt even bercelona, bt premier league, mind games is part of jose profession, anything jose talk about don’t be suprise, it wil happen, i think van gaal should learn from jose experience, jose mourinho remain the special one,

  11. Jose,van gaa is cared already coz of ur mind game profession,wow luis is already back to posision 14.UP CHELSEA

  12. Jose is the father of all EPL coaches, all he said is right.

  13. the best of mourinho.he is simply the best!

  14. I think Van Gaal is afraid he will lose the battle with Mourinho if he enter into the mind games with him. #cfc

  15. Nonsense… Jose has no respect for the player(shaw) or the club,and please don’t even compare success between the two.. Van gaal beats jose hands down.