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“I have indeed called” – Louis van Gaal speaks out over Jurrien Timber’s ‘advice’ regarding a Manchester United move

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“I have indeed called” – Louis van Gaal speaks out over Jurrien Timber’s ‘advice’ regarding a Manchester United move

Louis van Gaal admitted that he discussed a move to Manchester United  with Jurrien Timber.

However, the Dutch manager has denied reports that he persuaded him not to join Manchester United.

The Red Devils were interested in signing Timber during the summer, but instead signed Lisandro Martinez. 

They were also successful in luring Antony to join former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag at the club.

The Dutch team were able to keep 21-year-old Timber, and much of that was attributed to Van Gaal persuading him out of a move to Old Trafford.

However, the former Manchester United boss has denied the allegations, telling  FCUpdate:

“I want to set one thing straight: I have indeed called players, but I have always ended the conversation with: this is advice. You have to stay close to yourself and make the choice yourself.”

Louis van Gaal was scouting his Dutch players before of the World Cup this summer, and he wanted everyone to acquire enough playing time at their individual clubs.

He also gave Timber the same piece of advise, according to The Athletic:

“If he has to make this big step now, that’s the question. It is not so wise I think (to move to United). He has to play.”

The counsel was widely interpreted as a threat to the defender to decline the transfer and remain at Ajax. 

The trade eventually fell through, and followers on social media condemned the Dutch manager.

Timber addressed the rumours, telling AD that the Dutch manager supported the move to Old Trafford. He stated:

“Many things that are written in the media are false. Like when people say that it was Louis van Gaal who told me not to go to Manchester United. He actually said I would make minutes there.”

Timber has appeared in seven league games for Ajax this season, as well as two Champions League games.

“I have indeed called” – Louis van Gaal speaks out over Jurrien Timber’s ‘advice’ regarding a Manchester United move

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