Generally, newly appointed manager of a leading side talks about his longest association with the team, but Manchester United’s highly admired manager Louis van Gaal seems to be following a different path especially knowing the importance of his arrival at Old Trafford. He is supposed to prove his mentoring skills in England with a side that has been in devastating form in the last season, but if he says it would be the last spell in his managerial career that too in the beginning of the season, everyone would ask why he is giving up so early. This could also be his honest revelation about the career or it could also be a signal that he does not mind if anything that happened to former manager Moyes also happens to him should he fails to improve United ranking on the leaderboard. Right now, it is just another professional discloser by the Dutch pro when he said he would like to rest his 23-year-old running professional career after completing his current three years contract with the English side.
During his over two decades career he mentored teams like Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Ajex, and AZ Alkmaar and explained why he decided to join the most pressing job in England. He said, he earlier planned to join United back in 2001-02 when Alex first announced his decision to leave the Reds during his tenure with Netherlands and added, “There was always a rumour in 2001 or 2002. At that time, I was very honoured my name was in the rumour section. Now I am the manager at the end of my career because I shall do this. I think it is the end of my career.”
Van Gaal made many visible changes in United after signing the contract with 2012-13 league winners including presenting Wayne Rooney in the role of captain of the team along with hiring a list of new players for improving team’s ranking in upcoming season. We indeed saw a change in team’s overall vibes on the field during preseason matches but somehow they could not capitalize the newly formed confidence in the initial league matches. Anyways, former Barca pro is confident they would make up earlier loss in subsequent matches. Adding about Rooney, he said, “I think I shall always line up Wayne Rooney. The captain has to always be a fixed player in my squad. He likes to play in my system which can help me to inspire the other players to play in this system.”