Louis van Gaal's feud with Ronald Koeman is still alive after Manchester United manager snubbed Southampton boss twice last season

Feud goes back 10 years

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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has revealed that his long feud with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is still not fully resolved.

The two Dutchmen have been feuding for more than 10 years, going back to their time at Ajax together, where Van Gaal did not like the methods of Koeman during training sessions - Van Gaal would pull up a plastic chair to watch Koeman in action.

The relationship appeared to reach some resolution last season, when the pair chatted and shook hands as their sides met in the Premier League.

But Koeman has now revealed that Van Gaal missed the traditional post-match glass of wine both times they met last season, suggesting that some tension between the pair remains.

"In England there is this great tradition where the managers drink a glass of wine together after the match. With Louis, that failed twice last season," Koeman told the Daily Mirror.

"At St Mary's he was lucky to win [in December]. Still, the wine was ready, but Louis said he did not have the time to come in. We went to Old Trafford and won [8 January].

"Louis said to me: 'Your glass of wine is waiting, I will come in a minute.' I waited for a quarter of an hour, but apparently he was busy with the press. So I said, 'Give Louis my regards!'

"I started to walk to the team bus when Louis came out. 'What about the wine?' he said.

"'I have to go, Louis!' I answered, 'Just like you that time at St Mary’s.' I did not mean to be spiteful. I just said it how it was. Maybe we will have a glass of wine next season.

"At this very moment, I have nothing against Louis. We just shake hands and get on with coaching our teams."

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