Manchester City star Martin Demichelis has blasted Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, who he played under at Bayern Munich, saying that the Dutch manager’s arrival at the German giants coincided with the entire place starting to stink, in Demichelis’ eyes, as reported by the Daily Star.
The City defender was widely criticised upon his arrival in the Premier League, but after the turn of the year, he established himself as a confident and solid defensive partner for Vincent Kompany.
The Argentinian then reached the World Cup final with his nation, which they lost, and has impressed at the start of this season, scoring a header to give City a point away from home against Arsenal.
He was forced out of Bayern in 2010 by Van Gaal, ending a seven year spell at the club.
Demichelis has clearly never forgiven him for that, and, when ased about Van Gaal, said: “I achieved a great deal at Munich. I used my strengths to win a place in the first team.
“I became a fan of the club. I felt like a favourite son.
“But from the first moment Van Gaal arrived at Bayern the place began to stink.
Demichelis and City host Man Utd on November 2nd.