Van Gaal Claims Jose Mourinho Is Jealous Of His Role At Manchester United

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New Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has claimed that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is jealous of his new job with the former champions, according to the Metro.

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The Blues chief has previously worked under Van Gaal during their time together at Barcelona, but the Dutchman has now been installed as the successor to David Moyes, and will take charge after the Netherlands’ World Cup campaign this summer.

However, when Van Gaal was deemed to be the man to turn around United’s fortunes after the Scot’s disastrous spell, Mourinho was quick to send his congratulations to his old workmate.

“Mourinho congratulated me. He was the first one I texted and he was the first one to text me back,” Van Gaal told Dutch television chat show RTL Late Night.

“He said he was jealous of my list of clubs…especially the great AZ.

“I didn’t call Manchester United, I didn’t call Bayern Munich, they’ve always called me. And I’m proud of that.”

Van Gaal also hinted that he will be consulting Sir Alex Ferguson about the squad when he arrives before pressing ahead with getting to work on his summer shopping list.

“The aim is to bring them (United) back to the No 1 position as soon as possible because that is where they were under Sir Alex Ferguson,” he added.

“I’ll undoubtedly have a drink with Ferguson. We’ve done that before and we like each other.

“We didn’t talk about money. We talked about the players I want. We’ll have to see if we can get them. We also talked about who can go.”

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