Wenger thinks LvG speculation is ‘disrespectful’

Date published: Wednesday 23rd December 2015 11:46

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has labelled speculation over Louis van Gaal’s future at Manchester United as “disrespectful”.

Van Gaal has come under increased pressure from fans and the media after the Red Devils have failed to win a game in the last six matches.

Speculation over the United boss’ future gained momentum when reports linked Jose Mourinho – who was sacked at Chelsea last week – with the Old Trafford job.

Wenger has been at Arsenal for 19 years and thinks the recent talk about Van Gaal has been uncalled for.

“I personally have huge respect for Louis van Gaal and I think what is going on there is disrespectful,” said the Gunners boss.

“This guy has worked in football for 30 years and has delivered an unbelievable quality of work.”

Meanwhile, Wenger criticised Pep Guardiola for announcing his decision to leave Bayern Munich before the end of the season.

“I don’t like that managers come out so early,” he said. “It’s not so good for their own team or for others who are going through a difficult patch.”

However, he did admit that Guardiola would be a coup for any Premier League side.

“He’s a top quality manager, no one would dispute that. I think of his positive attitude, that he wants his sides to play in a positive way.”

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