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Van Gaal: "Messi is talented but also modest. I like that""

Manchester United manager will face his former club

Van Gaal: "Messi is talented but also modest. I like that""
Van Gaal: "Messi is talented but also modest. I like that""

Manchester United manager will face his former club

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Louis Van Gaal has started his second season in Manchester this Monday. The Dutch coach will face Barcelona in the pre-season on July 25th and has spoken about his former club in an interview with United's site.

Van Gaal coached Barcelona from 1997 to 2000 and in a second spell in 2002.

Jugar contra el Barça

"It's nice to see old friends, but now there's many different players".

"I must say that there are still players I coached in Barcelona. It's nice to see this". 

Xavi and Iniesta debut

"It's always nice to give the debut to players that later play many years for a club. Xavi and Iniesta are examples of that. Victor Valdes, who is now playing for us, is also an example".

Messi

"Messi proves it every match. Despite his great talent, he is also modest. I like that. I respect him very much".