Real Madrid legend, Hugo Sanchez claims that Louis Van Gaal’s negative reaction towards Chicharito’s penalty miss against Club Brugge, was unprofessional.
The Manchester United manager looked in disbelief after Chicharito missed a penalty in the second leg of the Champions League qualifiers. The Dutchman was caught on camera along with Ryan Giggs, as the pair stared at each other in utter disbelief.
Sanchez claimed that Van Gaal is a scoundrel for the way he treated the situation and should have been much more humane with his reaction.
“Van Gaal made a bad decision – and it’s not one he’s done for the first time, he’s done it 50,000 times,” Sanchez told Futbol Picante.
“I’ve coached and a coach cannot do that to their own player. I’d go out and applaud him and tell him to trust in himself. But that look he gave Giggs… What a scoundrel.
“It was a bad game for Chicharito but any player in the world can do that. Van Gaal is a scoundrel; hopefully those in England realise he is a bad person and treats his players poorly.
“He should be professional. The players deserve professional and humane treatment.”
Although Van Gaal’s reaction was far from ideal, Sanchez has perhaps gone a bit overboard with claims that the Dutchman is ‘a scoundrel’.
It is understandable that Sanchez is unhappy with the treatment of his compatriot, but manager have done far worse to get their point across. Just ask Luca Toni.
Hernandez completed a 12 million pound move to Bayer Leverkusen this summer and will be hoping to kick start his career away from Van Gaal, under the tutelage of a manager who trusts him.