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Louis van Gaal: Former Manchester United Manager Reveals Aggressive Cancer Diagnosis

Louis van Gaal: Former Manchester United Manager Reveals Aggressive Cancer Diagnosis

  • Netherlands national football team manager, Louis van Gaal has announced that he has prostate cancer and is currently being treated for the disease
  • The 70-year-old made the admission on Sunday evening during a TV show in his home country called “Humberto”
  • The former Manchester United manager is set to lead his country at the World Cup in Qatar in November this year

Louis van Gaal, the head coach of the Netherlands national football team as well as the former manager of Manchester United, has announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is currently receiving treatment for the disease.

The 70-year-old announced his battle with the disease on the “Humberto” television show in the Netherlands, where he was promoting a new documentary about his life.

Van Gaal stated that his health condition has been hidden from his players in the national team, adding that most of them must believe that he is a healthy person.

He also said:

“I’ve been through a lot with illnesses, including my own wife. So that’s just part of life… As a human being, I’ve probably become richer because of all those experiences. I thought that should also be in the film.”

Louis van Gaal

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Former club, Manchester United has taken to social media to tender a heart-felt support message to the Dutchman. Van Gaal was in charge at Manchester United between 2014 and 2016.

Louis van Gaal is currently on his third stint with the Dutch national team, having taken over from Frank de Boer in August 2021. He will now lead them in the World Cup in Qatar, later this year, where they will square up against the host nation (Qatar), Senegal, and Ecuador in group games.

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