Van Gaal has pop at Man Utd successor Mourinho after Anfield meeting

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The 66-year-old met his former assistant during United's draw with Liverpool on Saturday but took a moment to criticise him afterward

Louis van Gaal has not completely forgiven Jose Mourinho and Manchester United for the way the club handled the change in manager between the two.

Van Gaal's two-year spell in charge of the Old Trafford side came to an end despite the Dutch coach winning the FA Cup in 2016, with United appointing Mourinho on a three-year deal.

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The pair were reunited at Anfield as Van Gaal was working as a pundit for TV in his homeland during United's 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Saturday, ending with the Portuguese coach asking his former mentor at Barcelona to join him for a glass of wine after the game.

The pair shook hands in the tunnel of Liverpool's stadium, but the ex-Ajax and Bayern Munich boss was not fully swayed by his charm.

"Remarkable, eh? Mourinho is a sympathetic guy," he told Ziggo Sport. 

"He was like that when he was an assistant as well as an opponent. He only lets himself go in front of media.

"And the way I suspect the change of him taking over Manchester United that led to me being sacked, that's not very chic."

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The 66-year-old was heavily criticised during his time at United, but he insisted there were many highlights for him and those around the club.

"I have good memories of Manchester United," he added. "What the media have written about it does not apply to the staff, the players and the fans.

"I have been very well received here. I have always had a good relationship with the staff."

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