Louis van Gaal has stopped a Sir Alex Ferguson tradition…
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has revealed that he is still unhappy that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal didn’t offer him glass of wine after their match back in September, reports the Sun.
The former Bolton head coach is also disappointed that the tradition is slipping out of the game in recent times. He first mentioned the issue after the Hammers’ 2-1 defeat to the Red Devils back in September and seems to have still not got over it.
“Did I miss the glass of red at Old Trafford? Yes,” the 60-year-old said. “I always invite the opposing manager to my office for a drink after the game. It’s a chance to have a private conversation and wind down.”
He added, “But the sad thing is lots of managers don’t bother any more — not just foreign bosses but Brits, too. It’s a shame it’s slipping away.”
The pair face off in their Premier League encounter on Sunday. United will be aiming to win in order to stay in the top four, while the East London side will want a victory to make sure that they are still in the hunt for European places come the end of the season.
Allardyce will be without Diafra Sakho, who is barred from playing after pulling out of the African Cup of Nations despite being fit for action.