Football pundit Gary Neville has criticised Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal for falling out with too many players at the club.
The United legend stated that it was unacceptable that Van Gaal has fallen out with star players some of which have subsequently left including Angel Di Maria, Falcao and Robin van Persie.
Writing in his column for The Telegraph, Neville said: “I have real concerns that Louis van Gaal has fallen out with numerous players over the last year. Some of those players he actually brought in himself. Angel di Maria and Victor Valdes would be examples,” he wrote.
“Di Maria, Valdes, Falcao, Rojo, Van Persie – and there are others. That’s too many players to get on the wrong side of. These are not bad lads. So I’m slightly concerned that there is this iron fist being applied to players who I look at from personal experience and think: they’re quite good people. I know some of those lads, and they are what I would classify as really good professionals.”
Van Gaal reportedly ordered the Dutch striker train in isolation while the rest of his team-mates took part in a practice game at the Carrington grounds during pre-season.
The Mirror claim that Van Persie was disappointed that Van Gaal decided to humiliate him instead of telling him in person that his time at United was up.
Van Persie only made 27 Premier League appearances last season scoring a total of 10 goals.
The 32-year-old joined Fenerbahçe on a three-year deal over the summer and already has three goals for the Yellow Canaries.