Memphis Depay politely declined Louis van Gaal’s hilarious offer to ‘kiss him on the mouth’ during their press conference in the Netherlands.
The Dutch striker found his head in his hands and reporters were hysterical as he reached out to his striker for a kiss.
The iconic former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager was talking about his move to Manchester United, which coincided with the £59.7m signing of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.
The Argentine flopped in the Premier League, leaving after just one season, and later blamed Van Gaal for his struggles.
Di Maria called Van Gaal the “worst coach of my career”, a quote that was unsurprisingly mentioned before the two met again as the Netherlands took on Argentina in the FIFA Cup quarter-finals. world.
And in typical Van Gaal fashion, he had the piece in point.
“I’m really sorry that Angel Di María once said that I was the worst coach he ever had,” he began.
“Here beside me is Memphis [Depay]. He was also in Manchester [United]. And now we kiss on the mouth.
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Van Gaal then stretched an arm around the Barcelona striker’s chair and got an invaluable reaction as Depay waved his finger and slammed the table laughing before putting his head in his hands.
“We’re not going to do that. But that’s how it is in football,” added Van Gaal.
“People are laughing now, but I also passed Memphis for the [FA Cup] final. It’s not funny, but believe me: a coach doesn’t do this for no reason.
“Maybe it was the wrong decision. Look how we treat each other now. He doesn’t want a kiss on the mouth, too bad, but also kind.
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