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Louis van Gaal's 'twitchy ass' time

Louis Van Gaal Credit: PA Images

Sir Alex Ferguson famously coined the phrases ‘squeaky bum time’ when gearing up for big games - but Louis van Gaal has come up trumps with his version 'twitchy ass.'

The Dutchman gave his take on the phrase during a press conference ahead of Manchester United's FA Cup fourth round tie at Cambridge, claiming his team’s uncertain performances have left him ‘twitching his ass’ on the bench.

He said Manchester United cannot play 4-4-2 because it gives him "a twitchy ass"...“when you analyse the game then we have twitched our ass on the bench.

“I said to my players I was squeezing my ass, but it was the wrong expression.

“I have twitched my ass on the bench because we were out of balance.”

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Herrera - 'I believe in fair play, both on and off the pitch.'

In a statement on his Facebook page, the United star said he had nothing to do with manipulating match results.

In an on-going legal process involving Real Zaragoza (Spain), the club I was honoured to play from 12 until 22 years of age, there are 41 people mentioned, of which I am one.

"I have never had and will never have anything to do with manipulating match results.

"If I am ever called to testify in any judicial hearing, I’ll be happy to attend, as my conscience is totally clear.

"I love football and I believe in fair play, both on and off the pitch."

– Statement by Ander Herrera.

Manchester United midfielder Herrera named in match-fixing case

It is unknown if Ander Herrera will face prosecution. Credit: Press Association.

A Spanish judge has named Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera amongst 42 people in an alleged match-fixing case.

The Basque midfielder was part of the Real Zaragoza team that played in a 2-1 win over Levante at the end of the 2010-11 season that is under investigation.

Herrera was listed along with every other player that represented their club, along with the Zaragoza manager and president.

It has previously been reported in court that the Levante team were offered £766,000 to lose the match.

A judge will now decide whether any prosecutions are required.

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