Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is widely known for having a no-nonsense style of leadership, which has created a rift between him and players at times.
Most recently, the Man United boss was told by veterans Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick that the dressing room is flat.
According to the Daily Mail, Van Gaal was warned that his team meetings were negatively affecting the team’s morale. However, he insisted that his relationship with players is stable.
“I am not a dictator, I am a communicator. Rooney and Carrick, the captains, came to me and said, “The dressing room is flat. We want to say that to help you to help you,” Van Gaal told The Mail.
“I have a superb relationship with my players. As a manager, I’ve never had so many players come to say something about the atmosphere in the dressing room, about the way we train.”
United have had a roller coaster of a month, as goalkeeper David de Gea was not able to be sold to Real Madrid.
After planning to sell him for £29m, Man United had their deal blocked due to paperwork allegedly being submitted a minute after the transfer deadline passed.
De Gea had previously experienced issues with van Gaal himself, but he has since been welcomed back to Old Trafford with open arms.
The Spanish stopper signed a new four-year contract on Friday.
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