It seems like Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal and Manchester City centre-back Martin Demichelis are not the best of friends.
Both have shared time with each other at Bayern Munich, and the Argentine defender had some harsh words for the Dutchman when he took charge of United. Demichelis claimed that Van Gaal “stank out” Bayern Munich when he was in charge of the Bundesliga club.
So when Demichelis produced a terrible performance in the Manchester derby and single-handedly gifted the win to Van Gaal’s side on Sunday, the United manager had a word of advice for the 35-year-old.
Van Gaal: “Demichelis looked like the years are catching up with him. He was a very good defender . . but that is the life of football.”
— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) March 20, 2016
Demichelis allowed United’s youngster Marcus Rashford to run easily past him in the first half for the only goal of the game. He was also guilty of fouling the youngster inside the area later in the first half, but referee Michael Oliver chose not to point to the spot.
At the start of the second half, the Argentine gave a lazy back pass, which led to the injury of goalkeeper Joe Hart from the resulting challenge. He was finally taken off by manager Manuel Pellegrini in the 55th minute of the game.