Sunday 24 September 2017

Video: Journalist called 'fat man' by Louis van Gaal sets coach 'points v pounds' challenge

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been set a challenge by the journalist he derided as a ''fat man" after the 3-3 draw with Newcastle on Tuesday night

''You've got to get more points than I lose pounds,'' Neil Custis of The Sun newspaper said.

Custis wrote in his paper: ''I'm aiming for two stone between now and the end of May, so that's 28lbs. You've got to get 28 points.''

After the game at St James's Park, Van Gaal was caught on camera seemingly mocking Custis over his weight.

The exchange happened after Van Gaal was asked about criticism United striker Wayne Rooney has faced this season.

''We don't speak any more about Wayne Rooney,'' Van Gaal said. ''You have criticized him. I don't. You.''

A reporter was heard responding as Van Gaal left the room: ''You too.''

''You too,'' Van Gaal responded as he exited the St. James' Park press room, pointing out at the room: ''Fat man, there.''

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