The best teams to have played under the legendary bosses.
It’s a clash of two managerial giants in the Premier League as Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United team host Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea at Old Trafford.
The two bosses have enjoyed huge amounts of success in their respective careers so far and been in charge of some of the best players in the modern game.
So in tribute of that here are the best XIs to have played under each manager.
Louis van Gaal’s XI
GK – Edwin van der Sar
Won the Champions League under van Gaal with Ajax back in 1995 and was also the No.1 choice goalkeeper for the Netherlands when the 63-year-old was in charge first time around between 2000 and 2002.
RB – Michael Reiziger
In England the right-back may be known as the guy who spent a short time at Middlesbrough, but Reiziger was ever present in several teams of the current United boss, including Ajax and FC Barcelona.
CB – Frank de Boer
The current man in charge at the Amsterdam ArenA was a real favourite of van Gaal’s, playing for three different sides under the Dutchman and with good reason – because he was brilliant.
CB – Jaap Stam
Only worked under the United manager for the national team, but this was during a real boom period for Stam who at the time was arguably the best centre-back in world football.
LM – Philipp Lahm
A more modern representative now and someone who was captain under van Gaal during his two years spent in charge of Bayern Munich between 2009 and 2011.