The sporting world sympathizes with Van Gaal: ‘We all have your back, Louis’ | NOW

Louis van Gaal has received multiple statements of support from the sporting world on Monday. The Dutch national team coach made Sunday night in the RTL program Humberto known to have suffered from an aggressive form of prostate cancer for some time.

“Everyone at Manchester United fully supports our former manager Louis van Gaal in his fight against cancer. We wish you strength and courage, Louis,” Manchester United wrote on Twitter.

The seventy-year-old Van Gaal defended the Premier League group of clubs between 2014 and 2016, where he won the FA Cup in the 2015/2016 season. “I owe my debut to Louis van Gaal and I am forever indebted to him.” write Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford. “You can fight this. We’re all behind you.”

FC Barcelona, ​​where Van Gaal was coach for two terms (1997-2000 and 2002-2003), also reflected on the news of the birth of the Amsterdammer.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to our former manager Louis van Gaal, who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Stay strong Louis and get well soon,” FC Barcelona said. IndonesiaReal Madrid, Bara’s arch rival, also sent a statement of support.

Late in the afternoon, Ajax, with whom Van Gaal won the Champions League in 1995, shared a photo of general manager Edwin van der Sar and technical adviser Klaas-Jan Huntelaar posing with jerseys. It read: ‘Good luck Louis’.

UEFA also makes itself heard

Bayern Munich, with which Van Gaal became champion, won the cup and the super cup, joined Barcelona and United. “We wish our former coach a lot of strength in his fight against cancer. He has a strong character. We wish you all the best and a speedy recovery.”

Van Gaal said in Humberto that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the end of 2020 and that his treatment began in 2021. The national team coach, who did not want to share the news with his entourage, has now been irradiated 25 times.

“On behalf of the entire European football community, we wish Louis van Gaal the best. We all support you, Louis,” UEFA’s European Football Association said.

Despite his illness, Van Gaal will go to the World Cup in Qatar with the Dutch national team at the end of this year. “I have tremendous determination to continue. This group of players is a gift at an older age.”

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