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Van Gaal can't stand Latin players - Toni

Former Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni has accused Louis van Gaal of being prejudice towards Latin players.

The Dutch coach had a troubled relationship with the Italian when they worked together in Bavaria, leading to Toni being dropped to the second team before joining Roma on loan and being allowed to leave the club on a permanent basis.

Van Gaal is no stranger to feuds with his own players, having fallen out with several Bayern players and famously had a frosty relationship with Rivaldo during his first spell at Barcelona. When the ex-Ajax boss returned for a second stint at Camp Nou, he released the Brazilian on a free transfer.

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And Toni believes Van Gaal picks his victmis depending on what country they come from, insisting those from Latin origins inevitably bear the brunt of his anger.

“Louis van Gaal cannot stand players from Latin countries," the Hellas Verona star told Corriere dello Sport. 

"At Bayern he was always looking for the opportunity to complain about me, Franck Ribery and Lucio because the fans loved us."

Van Gaal is having no joy at Old Trafford at present and with his team in dire form, he is rumoured to be just one defeat away from being sacked.