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Van Gaal on the defensive

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal denies his relationship with his players is poor.

Reports this week suggested some United players were unhappy with Van Gaal's training methods and the sale of some of their team-mates.

Van Gaal admits Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick approached him earlier this season because they were worried the atmosphere in the Manchester United dressing room was "flat".


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Video: Man United manager reads out transfer list

Man United manager Louis van Gaal read out a transfer list prepared by one of the club's supporters during Monday's Manchester United Foundation Dream Day.

Supporters who suffer from life limiting illnesses watched the team train yesterday before meeting some of their heroes at the complex.

In a touching video, the cheeky fan handed Van Gaal a list of players he should buy this summer, claiming he had "prepared some homework" for the Dutch manager.

Van Gaal duly obliged and pocketed the piece of paper before signing the fan's replica shirt.


Van Gaal would 'love' Man United job

Louis van Gaal Credit: PA

Louis van Gaal has revealed his desire to be the next Manchester United manager as anticipation builds that he will be appointed at Old Trafford next week.

There had been considerable speculation that the Holland coach would be confirmed after Tuesday's game against Hull.

But it is understood the club are not planning to make an announcement until next week.

In an interview with BBC Sport today he said: "I would love the job".

He added: "I hope that I shall be the one."

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