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Tino Asprilla adds to pressure on Louis Van Gaal

6 years ago

Tino Asprilla has added to the pressure on Louis Van Gaal after Manchester United were knocked out of the FA Cup by Arsenal on Monday night.

The Newcastle United cult legend thinks that the Man Utd manager has an ongoing problem in terms of managing players from South America.

Tino’s countryman Radamel Falcao has only started 12 Premier League matches under Van Gaal and watched the entire 90 minutes from the bench last night.

While fellow South American, Angel Di Maria, has looked a shadow of his former self since his £60m move and was sent off last night for diving and laying hands on the referee.

Tino used his Twitter account to put out the following message accompanied by a photo of Van Gaal:

“There are coaches that do lot of damage to Latin American players in @premierleague like this one…”

In a recent interview, Asprilla harked back to his days at Newcastle and how Kevin Keegan made clear that he wanted him, something that he clearly doesn’t think is the case with Falcao:

“If Van Gaal continues then he will leave. I think it is a relationship that has already been broken. Falcao understands that the coach doesn’t want him.

“I remember when I went to Newcastle, Kevin Keegan wanted me. He supported me a lot and here it is obvious that Van Gaal does not trust Falcao.”

Happened before:

“I never had Van Gaal as a coach but if we look at his career, he is a person who has always had problems with footballers and especially with the stars of the team.

“At Barcelona it already happened with Riquelme and Rivaldo, it’s weird that it always happens with the South American players.”


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