Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that he will celebrate his side’s FA Cup win over Championship high-flyers Derby County with a bottle of “expensive wine”.
The Dutchman’s future at Old Trafford had been called into question again prior to the game, with some reports suggesting that a defeat would have resulted in his sacking.
Addressing the media after the match, Van Gaal revealed that he would toast the triumph with wine provided by his boss, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
“How will I celebrate this victory? I come back and my wife is at home from the Netherlands,” he said. “The wine will be open. It is a nice bottle of expensive wine from Ed Woodward, which I always get after beating a team out of the top six.”
United are now through to the fifth round of the cup for the second successive season under Van Gaal’s tenure.