Suffice it to say Louis van Gaal probably won’t be inviting Man United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to his next party (let alone one of his world-famous ‘sex masochism’ parties) after the way the club’s top man treated the Dutch manager in the final hours of his tenure at Old Trafford.
In his lengthy farewell statement following his sacking from Man United, Van Gaal excluded Woodward from mention. He specifically credited legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson along with club legend Sir Bobby Charlton for making him feel welcome at the club – but not the man who gave him the reins to the team.
While it might seem silly to expect someone to thank the very man who likely told Van Gaal he was fired, it is interesting to note the former Man United’s boss gratitude to basically everyone except the very people who gave him the opportunity in the first place.
Despite winning the 2015-16 FA Cup and finishing in the top-five in both of his years at Old Trafford, the club decided to terminate his three-year contract a year early after a serious of late-season stumbles caused them to miss the Champions League for the second time in three years.
Van Gaal referenced but did not explicitly mention club co-Chairmen Joel and Avram Glazer by name.