Louis van Gaal has vowed to give his Manchester United players Sunday off to spend with their wives – and insists ‘every day is Valentine’s Day in the Van Gaal household’.
United face Sunderland on Saturday lunchtime at the Stadium of Light and a win would give the table a more flattering look for Van Gaal and his players, particularly as the top four are all playing on Sunday.
Van Gaal plans to enjoy Valentine’s Day with his wife Truus regardless of the result or those of his rivals.
“I will give my players a day off (on Sunday), so they can spoil their woman and I am spoiling my woman every day,” he said with a chuckle.
“We are doing something special but I don’t tell. It is very private.”
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is expected to continue at left-back following his recent impressive form.
The 19-year-old has performed well since being promoted from the academy and looks set to earn a new deal.
Van Gaal said: “We are dealing with that (a new contract) of course but you have to wait for an announcement from the club.”