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WATCH - Van Gaal offers up an amazing speech

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Van Gaal in bullish mood at the United Player of the Year awards
Van Gaal in bullish mood at the United Player of the Year awards

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal offered up an extraordinary speech at the club's Player of the Year awards on Tuesday night, in a performance that has got plenty of tongues wagging.

Van Gaal was described as eccentric before his arrival in English football, but we haven't seen too much evidence of that side of his character in his first season as United boss.

Yet the Dutchman was at his exuberant best as he addressed the audience at Old Trafford, as he ordered people to "listen to me" and even returned for an encore to the delight of his admirers.

It is not clear whether Mr Van Gaal has indulged in a little wine before offering up this rousing performance, but you can't help but smile at his enthusiasm.