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Louis van Gaal blames "evil genius" Ed Woodward for Manchester United sacking

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal hits out at the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for the manner of his exit four years ago.

Louis van Gaal has blamed "evil genius" Ed Woodward for his Manchester United sacking in 2016.

The Dutchman was given his marching orders by the Red Devils soon after helping the club to FA Cup success - their first major silverware since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Jose Mourinho was brought in as Van Gaal's replacement, but the 68-year-old holds executive vice-chairman Woodward responsible for his cruel dismissal.

Speaking to the Een-tweetje met Yves podcast, Van Gaal said: "I blame Ed Woodward, my CEO at Manchester United, much more than Mourinho.

"In my view, Woodward is the evil genius."

Mourinho lasted just two full seasons at Old Trafford before being replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who remains in charge 17 months on.

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