Also, Louis van Gaal caused a few chuckles with his post-match comments, Chelsea fans are hoping for a win over Spurs and Manchester City’s attempts to throw fourth place away again.
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Van Gaal in the headlines again…
Louis van Gaal said, “When I grab your hair now you will react also,”
“Because it’s not in the books that somebody has to grab with the hair. And then pull it behind. Only in sex masochism. Then it is allowed.”
Give him a new 5 year contract.
He did pull his hair, but it doesn’t justify the reaction. Both should have been off IMO. You can’t chin someone with an elbow, but you also can’t pull someone’s hair.
I can’t stand Van Gaal’s football. But I do like the way he has handled the media. He’s a right laugh. Shades of Fergie accusing Ashley Williams of almost killing Robin van Persie, or Mourinho claiming responsibility for the volcanic ash cloud which forced Barca to travel to Milan by bus. Vangle’s comment was much more interesting than Wenger’s usual “I did not see it”.
Football would be boring without crackpot managers.
City throwing it away?
It’s going to be touch and go for City now but I can understand why Pellegrini played the side he did.
Arsenal at home next week will be a tricky game whether City come through v Real or not but United face two tricky away games v Norwich and West Ham and the 4 points lead despite United’s game in hand plus the goal difference which effectively make it 5 points might be just enough to get City over the line for a CL place.
The current top four will be the finishing top four. I’ve thought that for ages. Every time City or Arsenal throw a lifeline to United, West Ham and Liverpool, the three of us do our very bets to cock it up and piss any glimmer of top four chances up the wall.
A United win yesterday would have given us a huge chance, but United and City dropping points seems to happen in tandem.
Our one remaining lifeline is that City have not beaten any of the top eight clubs apart from Southampton at home in November, so a defeat to Arsenal could keep us in it, as we’d leapfrog City if we keep the pace and win our game in hand. I think we’ll beat Norwich away but our game in hand is then West Ham away, and I think it has a draw written all over it.