Louis van Gaal: I thought Manchester United could buy every player

Louis van Gaal, Manchester Uniteds former manager, shares his thoughts with Jamie Jackson on Rooney, his own tactics, why the club is too commercial and being very surprised at Solskjrs appointment The Guardian sat down with Louis van Gaal at Noordwijks Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, three years since his dismissal by Manchester United. Jamie Jackson: Did you feel betrayed because Manchester United wanted you to do three years and then one day after you won the FA Cup final …

Manchester Uniteds culture is overrated. Busby and Ferguson swam against the tide | Barney Ronay

Another summer of rebuilding appears under way at Old Trafford but attempts to recreate the philosophies and glories of previous eras look doomed to fail There was an interesting programme on BBC Radio 4 this week drop-kicked Crystal Palace fan Matthew Simmons? Meanwhile Solskjr has stuck to the same narrow cultural view that got him the job in the first place, to the extent that he already looks like a kind of novelty appointment, a Britpop version of the real …