Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal believes that Ed Woodward’s exit could help Erik ten Hag be a success at Old Trafford. The Holland boss took a swipe at Ed Woodward’s exit ahead of their game against Wales. They beat one of the best sides in Belgium 4-1 in their opening game. Previously, van Gaal warned his countryman about the danger of going to Manchester United where he managed from 2014 to 2016. He felt that it was a commercial club and ten Hag would be better going to a football club.
“There is now a new leadership. It was Woodward and now it is Richard Arnold and that can make the difference. So we have to wait and see. He (Ten Hag) has a lot of confidence. So who am I to say something about that?” Louis van Gaal said about Ed Woodward’s exit.
“I think a player of his quality can play in the Premier League. That is not a problem,” he added talking about Jurrien Timber. “If he has to make this big step now, that’s the question. (If he does not play) then he is not so wise, I think. He has to play.”
“This is not the moment to speak about my disease,” said Van Gaal about his cancer ailment. “But I can assure you that I can manage because this group is a present for me. In my career, I have never coached such a group.”