13 of Louis van Gaal’s funniest moments: Sex masochism, fat man…
Louis van Gaal has won several major honours during his managerial career – and he’s provided plenty of entertainment along the way, too.
The Netherlands manager is one of football’s larger-than-life characters, but we’re never quite sure whether his comedic act was intentional or not. Perhaps that’s part of the fun.
We’ve taken a look back at 13 of his funniest moments.
When asked by Sky Sports about an incident involving Marouane Fellaini which saw the midfielder have his hair pulled by Robert Huth, Van Gaal replied by pretending to pull the presenter’s own hair before coming out with this corker.
“It’s not in the books that somebody has to grab with the hair. Only in sex masochism… then it is allowed.”
Marouane Fellaini-Guendouzi gate brought back memories. When Robert Huth Fellaini’s hair, the gift Louis van Gaal delivered: “Only in sex masochism it is allowed.” #mufc #afc pic.twitter.com/hfL3ez4nKh
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) December 6, 2018
He still scares us quite a lot.
Van gaal stare down 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/gsRXOdgw7t
— Leon Pryce (@leonpryce6) December 26, 2015
That look on his face the second time when he doesn’t realise why people are laughing.
When van Gaal kept getting Chris Smalling's name wrong 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/8XPDS2kjcf
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) December 24, 2018
Just imagine what Arsene Wenger was thinking.
— Football Standpoint (@Standpoint_F) February 28, 2016
Credit where it’s due, he knows how to have a good time.
Spare a thought for Neil Custis.
— N (@KitManRamsey) April 6, 2018
Be careful, mate.
Van gaal nearly takes his eye out with a pencil#manutd pic.twitter.com/WrhXZpu1bn
— Gio Van Der Beek (@forceofdarkrfc) February 22, 2016
What a slapper
Whether it be journalists or Ryan Giggs, LVG loves a patronising slap.
— FootyRoom (@footyroom) January 24, 2016
Why don’t you tell us what you really think, Louis?
Paul Merson: “The quicker Liverpool go out of the Champions League, the more of an unbelievable chance they have to win the league.”
Louis Van Gaal to Dutch TV after viewing the clip of Merson: “This man is not normal. Liverpool shouldn’t take his bad advice into consideration.” pic.twitter.com/vrVhp2rgvN
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) January 5, 2019
The awards speech
At the end of his first season in charge of Manchester United, Van Gaal delivered a speech at the club’s Player of the Year awards which Gary Neville described as the “best and funniest 20 minutes” he has ever had.
Louis van Gaal’s red army
An absolute classic.