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ESPN FC  By ESPN

Louis van Gaal lets loose during speech at Manchester United POTY awards

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's end-of-season speech at the club's player of the year awards made for must-see TV.

With just a single game left in the season, Manchester United players and staff gathered on Tuesday night to announce the club's player of the season. As you might expect, manager Louis van Gaal gave a rousing speech summarising his first season at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman spoke with the charisma of a weathered world leader, exuding the sort of enthusiasm that rallies nations and bends men to his will. He gushed about Manchester United's fans, calling them the best on the planet, and was awestruck by his squad's spirit as they overcame a slow start to the season to climb the table and reach the top four.

Just how riled up was his audience? At one point, Van Gaal scolded those in attendance like a headmaster chaperoning prom after the ballroom's cheering and applause wouldn't cease after another one of the manager's well-made points.

Before the evening came to a close, Van Gaal further got the audience behind him by using a touch of revisionist history and maths to suggest Manchester United weren't so far off the title. To ensure maximum points earned from the United faithful, he reiterated that assistant boss Ryan Giggs is always right, which was met with considerable applause, naturally.

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