Louis van Gaal sat down for a press conference last night and for some reason, he decided to absolutely unload on a couple of United stars prior to their first pre-season friendly on Friday.
The Dutch manager is known for his honesty, however honesty comes in various forms and last night it came in the form of various backhands to the face being flung at two Red Devils in particular.
Asked why Victor Valdes was left back in Manchester while United headed off on their preseason tour of America, The Iron Tulip dismissed the Champions League winning keeper as someone who “does not follow” his philosophy and that he “has no place” for him.
Van Gaal confirmed that Valdes will be sold next season and that the only reason he played him against Hull at the end of last season was to allow him to show his qualities to other clubs who may be interested.
The United manager also had various interesting comments to make with regard to the futures of Angel Di Maria and Chicharito Hernandez while also throwing a right pop at Rafael.
van Gaal asked why buy Darmian over Rafael: “MD a player who could defend on the 1st phase because right fullback you have to defend.” Ouch.
— Barney @Red News (@barneyrednews) July 15, 2015