Speculation is rife this week that Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery could be replaced sooner rather than later, with names such as Arsene Wenger, Louis van Gaal and Guus Hiddink all being linked as potential successors to the embattled Spaniard.
While it is being reported that Wenger is being lined up by PSG owner Sheikh bin Khelaifi, it is the association of van Gaal that has gotten the biggest reaction, among Manchester United fans at least.
While under the management of van Gaal, Manchester United sought to stop the rot that had set in following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. While he enjoyed some success, including Champions League qualification in 2015 and the FA Cup in 2016, van Gaal was ultimately and unceremoniously dumped in favour of José Mourinho this past summer.
During his tenure, one of the biggest names to both come and go was that of former Real Madrid star, Ángel Di María. Arriving with such promise and showing flashes of brilliance, the Argentine ultimately failed to impress and was promptly sold to PSG after only one season.
It was Di Maria himself that pushed for the move away from Manchester and van Gaal and having put all their hopes in the then 26-year-old, fans were left with less than favourable opinions on the attacking midfielder.
Now, with reports, via the Express, that van Gaal is in the running to take over at the Parc des Princes, United fans have been unable to contain themselves at the thought of Di Maria seeing the Dutchman coming to Paris.
The irony if Louis Van Gaal went to coach PSG where Di Maria went to 'escape' him.. would be just too much ? https://t.co/2BWLGwipp5
— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) December 18, 2016
When you hear that Louis van Gaal is being linked with the PSG job… pic.twitter.com/3xBuntC9uJ
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) December 21, 2016
Some reports say that PSG are planning to appoint Louis Van Gaal. Unreal if it happens and he boots out Dimaria again.
— (Mkhit)Aryan (@theunitedmanc) December 20, 2016
Lvg to PSG? LMFAO ???
He's back to haunt Di Maria ??? pic.twitter.com/J5KS1J8JhD
— Devam (@Devam_Mufc) December 18, 2016
Apparently PSG are keen to sack the current PSG manager Emery and hire Louis Van Gaal.
?Angel Di Maria?
— ⚽Sam⚽ (@Special1JoseM) December 18, 2016
Poor ol Di Maria, left Man U saying he doesn't understand LVG's philosophy ish only for PSG to be planning on hiring same LVG…lol
— JuGgernAut (@Juggernautty007) December 22, 2016
I want LVG to get the PSG job. So DiMaria can retire and become the full time snake that he has always wanted to be.
— Lanre (@shinnorbie) December 21, 2016
LVG apparently going to PSG and DiMaria is on edge not turning up to training lol The snakes Karma may have just caught up with him #mufc
— TheRedDevil (@RedDevil6891) December 20, 2016
LvG to PSG should happen.. You deserve this DiMaria ?
— Ujjwal Pandey (@ujjwalpandey07) December 19, 2016
Cutting, yet hilarious stuff by United fans.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena