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Did Van Gaal play a bad trick at Manchester United?

Central defender of Ajax Amsterdam, Jurriën Timber will not join Manchester United who were courting him. Is it the fault of the ex-coach of the Red Devils, Louis Van Gaal?


That’s what the media say anyway. Sky Sports this Sunday. According to this source, coach Oranje Van Gaal has warned the Batavian that his playing time could drop considerably if he joins Old Trafford and that he will then not be able to guarantee him a place in the Netherlands list. for the 2022 World Cup.

The World in sight

The young Timber (21), who has only 2 professional seasons under his belt and only has 8 caps, would have taken this warning very seriously, which would have led him to opt for continuity a few months of the big meeting in Qatar and therefore to decline the offer of Red Devils. We don’t know what the international and his coach said to each other “between four eyes”, the fact remains that the technician had expressed the substance of his thoughts publicly last week by dropping a press conference: “if he does not play, it is not wise».

If this story is so talked about it is because “LVG”, the height of irony, passed on the bench of MU from 2014 to 2016. The 70-year-old technician was however dismissed at the end of the 2015 financial year. -2016 on an acknowledgment of failure and after being in the hot seat for months. Due to his position, Erik Ten Hag, who was his coach at Ajax Amsterdam and who was appointed to Manchester this summer, will not be able to take Timber in his luggage. Raphaël Varane, the disputed Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelöf should compete for the two starting places next season in this sector of play.

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