Louis van Gaal has come out to reveal that he thinks playing for third place is unnecessary and quoted that it “has got nothing to do whatsoever with sport”, SkySPORTS reports.

His final match in charge of the Dutch national team will see him play Brazil for third place after losing against Argentina 4-2 on penalties in the semi-finals.

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The Manchester United boss admitted that he didn’t want the match for third to be played at all.

“This match should never be played. I’ve been saying that for 10 years; it’s unfair,” he said.

“There is only one award that counts and that is becoming world champions.

“The worst thing is that there is a chance you are going to lose twice in a row.

“And in a tournament in which you have played so marvellously well you go home as a loser.

“This has got nothing to do whatsoever with sport, not in my view.”

Upon finishing his duties at the World Cup, Van Gaal will finally be able to dedicate himself to the Red Devils, where we will see him take charge of his first match against Valencia on August 12.

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