Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has reiterated that he has no qualms over snubbing a move to Tottenham in 2014 following their 3-0 loss at White Hart Lane. The Red Devils manager was offered a role in north London but decided to move to Old Trafford, where he is currently in his second season in charge.
Van Gaal explained that despite Tottenham likely to finish above the Red Devils this time around, United will remain the bigger club and it was for this opportunity that he chose to move to United. There have been talks of a change in management after the end of the season but the board is reportedly thinking about allowing Van Gaal to complete one more year at the club, with Jose Mourinho being his likely replacement. The Portuguese manager is currently without a job and had recently stated that he wants a move back to the Premier League.
"In the balance, we are still ahead. The challenge is always bigger in a bigger club. I like also to sign for Tottenham Hotspur. Daniel Levy knows that. But the challenge was bigger at Manchester United and shall always be bigger," Van Gaal said after the game, as quoted by the ESPN.
"I am sorry for Tottenham but Manchester United will always be the bigger club. I think it is a little bit pathetic that you ask that because they have won 3-0. It is easy to ask that but it is okay, you enjoy yourself."
The Red Devils were completely outclassed in every department on the pitch, with goals by Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela making their task to finish in the top four much harder. Liverpool legend Graeme Souness had some harsh words for the Dutchman after the game, stating that he should have fielded a more experienced line-up than the kids they put out on show.