According to The Daily Mirror, the new boss at Manchester United negotiated his own deal, which saved United from paying a 5 percent agent fee.
Instead, Van Gaal worked out that the club donate the money which would have gone to the agent to his favourite charity, Muscles for Muscles.
Muscles for Muscles is a Netherlands-based charity that raises awareness for spinal muscular atrophy. Not to be outdone, Van Gaal matched United's donation from his own pocket.
With the move worth £12 million, between five percent of that and Van Gaal's match of the cut, the donation exceeded £1 million.
As if United fans weren't already thrilled with Van Gaal's arrival...
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