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Klose: 'Van Gaal years my hardest'

Miroslav Klose claims the years he spent playing under new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal were the hardest of his career.

The 36-year-old - Germany's all-time leading goalscorer with 71 goals - left Bayern Munich in 2011 after struggling to satisfy the Dutchman.

He played 60 games while Van Gaal was in charge of Bayern, but scored only 12 goals.

"It was a tough time, particularly working with Van Gaal," Klose said.

"I didn't feel free. It was very difficult for me to fulfil his expectations. He was asking me to make runs I just couldn't see.

"I gave it all I could, but sometimes it just wasn't enough."


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