'At least I can hold my hand up to my own failings' - Journalist hits back at Louis Van Gaal’s 'fat man' barb
Louis van Gaal's disdain for the press has been increasingly explicit of late, but one reporter has fired back at the Dutchman.
Following United’s 3-3 draw with Newcastle on Tuesday, Van Gaal’s post game press conference took a surly turn when questions regarding captain Wayne Rooney – who was in scintillating form - were sent his way.
“You too, fat man.” This is unreal from Louis van Gaal. pic.twitter.com/4vYhj7QFTg— Liam (@OffsideLiam) January 13, 2016
As Van Gaal was responding to the queries, he evidently picked up on the Sun’s Neil Custis impersonating him to a fellow scribe.
As he exited the event, the former Ajax boss turned to the press corps and directed his ire at Custis, and made a searing remark about his weight. Much like Van Gaal’s pre-Christmas storm off, footage of the incident got considerable traction.
In today’s Sun, the journalist issued a pointed response to the under-fire coach:
“You are right Louis, I am fat. I had a knee operation four months ago that stopped me running and going to the gym. That has resulted in me putting on nearly two stone.
“But I am trying to get it all off by having a dry January and calm February and a personal trainer. At least I can hold my hand up to my own failings. Shame others can’t.”