Louis van Gaal: Gary Neville 'cracking up' at Manchester United manager

The reaction to the Dutchman's rambling, rousing speech at the Manchester United awards dinner

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Louis van Gaal delivered a rambling but bizarrely rousing speech during Manchester United's awards evening. It was enough to steal the show despite goalkeeper David De Gea picking up both the Players' and Fans' Player of the Year awards.

When his speech appeared to be over, he returned to the stage to admonish the audience for failing to recognise the talents of a female saxophonist who had played earlier in the evening.

Before all that, the Dutchman had clipped his assistant Ryan Giggs around the ear for daring to bid against him in an auction lot for a round of golf with Dwight Yorke.

Van Gaal's antics were widely well received. Here, we take a look at some of the reaction including from former captain Gary Neville and ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan.


Juan Mata: "I think he enjoyed it. Obviously we have a lot of meetings during the season. We know how he can behave."

Manchester United finish their season away to Hull City on Sunday.