Van Gaal Bids Man United Bye After FA Cup Triumph

Louis van Gaal said goodbye to members of Manchester United’s staff on Sunday without knowing if he was bidding farewell for the final time.

According to BBC, Saturday’s FA Cup final win over Crystal Palace was Van Gaal’s last game as manager.

It is believed that by the time they arrived back in the north-west, neither the Dutchman nor his coaching staff had been told what was happening by United.

The club is set to appoint Jose Mourinho as manager later this week.

Before he left London, Van Gaal told some staff that he did not know if he would see them again, although the 64-year-old said later that he still “hoped” to be in charge for the final year of his three-year contract.

Van Gaal said “it’s over” when a reporter approached him as he left the team hotel on Sunday.

However, the former Netherlands, Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager is said to have been referring to his side’s season rather than his own job.

Some members of Van Gaal’s Old Trafford staff are believed to be unhappy at the lack of communication from the club’s hierarchy.

United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, and Joel and Avie Glazer, part of the American family who own the Premier League club, were at Wembley on Saturday,

But they are not thought to have spoken to Van Gaal at a function following the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.


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