Manchester United fans show Louis van Gaal a lot of love for a very good reason
Louis van Gaal has hardly been at the forefront of Manchester United‘s fans’ minds during a blockbuster start to the Premier League season.
Jose Mourinho‘s men have been doing a fine job in wiping out lingering memories of the Dutchman’s turgid brand of football.
A glut of goals have seen the Reds on level-pegging with rivals City at the top of the table and the excitement levels rising again at Old Trafford.
But thoughts of Van Gaal have not been completely eradicated – and there was an unexpected outpouring of love for Mourinho’s predecessor following the Carabao Cup win over Burton on Wednesday night.
And it was inspired by a man of the match performance from Anthony Martial.
The Frenchman is showing signs he can be a real force this season with four goals so far – including a smartly taken effort against the Championship side – after struggling under Mourinho last season.
And United fans were quick to credit Van Gaal for landing the then teenage forward – and launching him into a successful first campaign.
If LVG got anything right, it was signing martial and giving Rashford and lingard chances
LVG doesn’t get enough credit for what he did at Man Utd with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial
I don’t think we ever got to thank LVG enough for buying Martial
LVG bought Martial and for that, he will go down as a United Legend.
@ManUtd I thank LVG for bringing martial.. He did one thing right that man..
Credit to LVG for Martial!
Boy is the real deal
I will still thank LVG for martial and Rashford
Can’t thank Lvg enough for Martial and Rashford.
Source: Manchester Evening News