Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal could have joined Tottenham…
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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has claimed that he has no regrets about taking the job at Old Trafford, despite a difficult start to the season.
The Dutch boss is yet to record his first competitive win as the club’s manager – losing one and drawing two of his first three league games, while seeing his side spectacularly thrashed in the Capital One Cup by MK Dons, a team two divisions below them.
He has responded by smashing the club’s transfer record to sign Angel di Maria from Real Madrid, as part of a £150m summer spree that also included striker Radamel Falcao.
Those signings are likely to lead to further pressure, as his star-studded team looks to change the club’s fortunes. The Daily Mirror carried quotes from the coach:
“No, I don’t regret taking this job,” he said. “Yes, it is a massive job I have taken on at Manchester United. “I realise that. And the situation is not worse than I thought – I knew what I would find on my plate.
“I could have opted for an easier job. If I had gone to Tottenham, the job would not have been as enormous as here at United. I could have easily gone to Spurs. But I chose the biggest challenge of all the jobs in football. And I really wanted to join the number one club in the country, not Tottenham.
“Financially, Tottenham was kind of as attractive as Man United. But, in my eyes, Man United is still the number one club in England, Tottenham really is not.”