Van Gaal would love to stick it to Man Utd

Louis van Gaal - Manchester United

Louis van Gaal says he would only return to England if he got the opportunity to take charge of a big club – so he could “get one over” Manchester United.

Van Gaal was sacked by United at the end of the 2015/16 season after two years at the helm, and has not returned to management since.

The Dutchman won the FA Cup with the Red Devils in his last match in charge, but it came too late to save his job.

Van Gaal is not looking to return to management, but admits the opportunity to stick it to the club that sacked him could motivate him to return.

“I will probably not manage a club anymore,” he said.

“I would make one exception – if a big English club comes for me, then I would do it. Because then I can get the chance to get one over on Manchester United.”

Van Gaal has made it clear in the past that he was not happy with the manner of his dismissal at Old Trafford, and has also suggested that he knew Jose Mourinho had been lined up to replace him while he was still on the job.

He doesn’t hold any anger towards Mourinho, however.

“(Ed) Woodward (Man Utd executive vice-chairman) should have come to me and we could have worked on that,” Van Gaal said.

“I have nothing against Jose.”