Manchester United welcomed in new manager Louis Van Gaal with open arms this summer. The club had watched with glee as Van Gaal's young Netherlands side finished third (against the odds) in the 2014 World Cup. They even demolished then World champions Spain en route to the semi-finals. One look to his trophy cabinet shows that the 63-year-old has won league titles, European honours and many domestic cups with elite clubs to cement his status as one of the best coaches in the world. But while Van Gaal has won every major trophy in his coaching career, it hasnt been all plain sailing for the Dutchman. After Manchester United endured their worst league campaign in Premier League history last season under predecessor David Moyes, supporters were desperate to see a proven manager with a track record of success at the top level. They needed a top manager in to get the club back to where they believe they belong. Louis Van Gaal is the manager that fits the bill, but he has an incredibly contrasting history down the years that Manchester United fans wont want to advertise. So what are the 10 things Manchester United want you to forget about Louis Van Gaal?
Crippy Cooke, 23, is a freelance Football Writer contributing to What Culture. He's had work featured on Zoo, MSN, London 24, The Telegraph, The Huffington Post, and was recently named Writer of the Year on FTBpro - while also a nominee for Best Male Blog in the Football Blogging Awards.