Following the sacking of Louis van Gaal, fellow Dutchman Daley Blind claims that the club’s former manager deserved more respect.

Having won the FA Cup on Saturday, Van Gaal was immediately greeted with questions from the media about his imminent sacking and Jose Mourinho replacing him.

Blind reckons that Van Gaal did a good job considering he was being written off by the press every week.

“I always worked well with him and would have been keen that the co-operation lasted longer. A manager who has achieved so much already deserved more respect.

Even though there was so much being written about him losing his job over the last months, he always looked to protect and shelter us. It is not easy for a coach if you are repeatedly being fired in the newspapers.

Still, we as a squad kept believing in the manager and showed that with our FA Cup win. That we did together for the supporters, the manager and for ourselves. It was in the end a good finish to the season.”