Manchester UnitedDownload App

Louis Van Gaal Negotiates His Own Deal, Sends the Agent Fee to Charity

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 17:  Louis van Gaal appears at a press conference as he is unveiled as the new Manchester United manager at Old Trafford on July 17, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Clive Mason/Getty Images
Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterDecember 23, 2016

Louis van Gaal may have a prickly demeanour on the outside, but based on revelations on his move to Manchester United, the Dutchman is all class on the inside.

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...

[Mirror]

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices