Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has apologized for diving in front of the fourth official during their 3-2 victory over Arsenal, according to reports from the Mirror.
The Red Devils managed to hold on to beat the Gunners at Old Trafford on Sunday, with the result making Arsenal’s push for the Premier League title extremely difficult sitting five points behind Leicester City.
However, during the game, Van Gaal pretended to fall in front of the fourth official in an attempt to replicate Gunners star Alexis Sanchez’s dive.
But the Dutchman came out to apologize, revealing that he has to keep calm and control his emotions in the future.
He said: “That was too emotional and it’s not good for the referee, the linesman or the fourth official.
“Normally I’m sitting on my bench and I have a lot of criticism because I’m sitting there. I have apologised to the referee and the linesman. I have to control my emotions.”
Arsenal will host Swansea at the Emirates in their next fixture in an almost must-win game, with their best chance of winning their first league title since 2004 slipping away once again.
Meanwhile, Man United will continue their aim of finishing fourth and qualifying for the Champions League when they face Watford on Wednesday.