Man Utd put my head in a noose and went behind my back – Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal (right) was replaced by Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager

Louis van Gaal says Manchester United went “behind my back” in replacing him as manager with Jose Mourinho in 2016.

The Dutchman, 66, was sacked 48 hours after winning the FA Cup and Mourinho was appointed less than a week later.

“They told me only after it was leaked out, it was the biggest disappointment of my life,” Van Gaal, who was two years into a three-year contract, told Dutch paper Algemeen Dagblad.