Louis van Gaal: Manchester United send ‘strength and courage’ to the former manager after he reveals cancer battle

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Written by sidhatna

The world of football has come together to offer strength and support to former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, who has revealed that he is battling cancer.

The current Netherlands head coach, 70, announced on Dutch TV programme Humberto on Sunday evening that he had been receiving treatment for an aggressive form of prostate cancer.

“I think you don’t tell people you work with like that because it might influence their choices, their decisiveness, so I thought they shouldn’t know,’ he said.

Van Gaal said he had not made his players aware of his condition.

“It is usually other underlying diseases that kill you. But I had a pretty aggressive form, got irradiated 25 times. 

Then you have a lot of management to do in order to get through life.”

Van Gaal’s announcement has prompted an outpouring of support from former clubs, players and team-mates, with Manchester United tweeting

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