Man United manager not looking to emulate Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that he isn’t trying to copy the coaching methods of club legend Sir Alex Ferguson after hinting that he would rather stay quiet on the sidelines, Daily Mail reports.

When Ferguson was in charge at the club, he was often seen screaming at his players and mostly at the match officials throughout the match, a act that the current boss is not looking to emulate.

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He said: “You think the referee is looking at Ferguson?’ he said. ‘On television you can see that because every television station is recording the manager, I know. But the referee is not looking at the TV. Maybe after the match, but then he can’t change anything any more.

“I don’t think I can influence the referee, no. When I was in my first year I did everything. But I learned to be more quiet. I write notes for half-time. I can say the things that I am willing to say that can influence the match. Then the sequence is always the right way because the players remember the moments of the game in sequence. It’s more efficient then.

“I have never had a fight,’ he added. ‘I only use my voice, never my hands or something like that.

“I don’t have the idea that you can influence a game by shouting from the sidelines.”