Louis van Gaal’s wife reveals he cried as Man United brutally sacked him

Louis van Gaal cried as Man United brutally sacked him, Sir Alex Ferguson stopped talking to us as the gunshots loomed and Wayne Rooney was furious: the manager’s wife has the details of his final days at Old Trafford blurted out

  • Louis van Gaal has been sacked by Manchester United days after winning the FA Cup
  • His wife Truus has revealed that she suspected her husband would be fired
  • She said club legends like Sir Alex Ferguson have stopped speaking to her
  • Truus also revealed her husband cried after being sacked by United
  • Wayne Rooney, meanwhile, was disappointed that his former manager was fired

Louis van Gaal’s wife has revealed the Dutch manager cried after his brutal sacking by Manchester United in 2016.

The Dutchman had just guided the Red Devils to the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace in the final before being sacked two days later after months of speculation about his future at the club. He had reportedly been told he would be sacked just hours after the Wembley triumph.

His wife Truus revealed in the Amazon Prime documentary Van Gaal that she had suspected her husband would be sacked after United legends like Sir Alex Ferguson stopped welcoming them when Ed Woodward announced the Dutchman’s departure planned.

Louis van Gaal's wife has revealed he cried after being sacked by Manchester United

Louis van Gaal’s wife has revealed he cried after being sacked by Manchester United

His sacking came just two days after leading Manchester United to FA Cup glory

His sacking came just two days after leading Manchester United to FA Cup glory

Truus van Gaal (left) suspected that her husband would be fired by the Red Devils in 2016

Truus van Gaal (left) suspected that her husband would be fired by the Red Devils in 2016

“I knew Louis would be fired from Manchester United. I felt it,” she says in the documentary.

“We had a small boardroom there and it was always fun with the old Manchester legends, Ferguson, Bobby Charlton. We had a table there with good food and drinks.

“All of a sudden they stopped greeting us, just waved at us from afar. Something was wrong. It was female intuition.

“Then when the man (Woodward) denies it, Louis accepts it. I said, ‘Louis, you’re getting fired. Be smart.’ And I slammed the front door.

“After the FA Cup final, Louis said, ‘Well we did it!’ I said, ‘Louis, they say you got fired.’

“He got so angry! “Why did you have to spoil my party? Stop all this aggressive nonsense!’

Truus van Gaal said United legends like Sir Alex Ferguson have stopped welcoming them

Truus van Gaal said United legends like Sir Alex Ferguson have stopped welcoming them

For months there was speculation that Ed Woodward (right) was plotting to fire the Dutchman

For months there was speculation that Ed Woodward (right) was plotting to fire the Dutchman

“He later said, ‘Hi, this is Louis. You can come home, you were right.” His voice sounded broken so I said, “Okay, I’m on my way.” When I got home I could see that he had been crying. I hugged him. I also had tears in my eyes.”

In the film, Van Gaal has a video call with Wayne Rooney, who recalls that Truus was “angry” after the cup final.

Rooney himself was angered by Van Gaal’s departure from Old Trafford, telling his former boss: “I was very disappointed because I felt everything was moving in the right direction. I felt like if you had had another year we would have been successful.’

Wayne Rooney spoke to Van Gaal in the Amazon Prime documentary and the former Manchester United captain said he was

Wayne Rooney spoke to Van Gaal in the Amazon Prime documentary and the former Manchester United captain said he was “disappointed” when the Dutchman was sacked

Van Gaal’s sacking came after a season in which they failed to qualify for the Champions League and scored a measly 49 Premier League goals en route to fifth place.

The Dutchman spent £284million on Angel Di Maria, Anthony Martial and Radamel Falcao at the club.

However, Van Gaal complained to Rooney after they didn’t “buy the players he wanted” as players like Sadio Mane, Sergio Ramos, Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski didn’t materialize.

He told the DC United manager: “It’s incredible. I was at the richest club in the world and couldn’t buy the players I wanted.

“Manchester was my most difficult time. I came as manager and everything was disappointing. Most of the players in the squad were over 30. It was my job to sort that out. Rooney was almost 30 too.’

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