During Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Arsenal, the opposition players kept throwing themselves to the floor, and referee Craig Pawson bizarrely awarded every one of them with a freekick.

Louis van Gaal marched to the touchline to speak to fourth official Mike Dean, before doing an impression of the Arsenal players, much to the delight of the United fans inside Old Trafford.

The manager has revealed that he has since apologised.

I was a little bit emotional, too much I think. It is not good for the authority of the referee, the linesman and the fourth referee. I have apologised and they have accepted it.

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