Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

Louis van Gaal hasn’t always been a darling of the media in his first season as manager for Manchester United.

OK, so he hasn’t been a darling of the media at all.

Ibrahimovic thinks he is a much better athlete than Björn Borg

But van Gaal was feeling the holiday spirit two days before Christmas, and let his media friends know:

The Red Devils are currently third on the English Premier League table at 9-3-5. With 30 points, Manchester United trails first-place Chelsea by eight points and is six points behind rival Manchester City.

- Phil Watson

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