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PHOTOS: Van Gaal delights fans and it's HILARIOUS

February 28, 2016 23:41 IST

Louis van Gaal

IMAGE: Louis van Gaal, manager of Manchester United makes a point to the fourth official as Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal looks on. Photographer: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Move away jeers, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is here to cheer.

Van Gaal has been criticised for showing a lack of passion on the touchline but the Dutchman showed plenty during their 3-2 English Premier League win over Arsenal.

Van Gaal delighted the home crowd at one point by throwing himself to the ground to illustrate a foul on Herrera -- sent on two more young debutants in defender Tim Fosu-Mensah and midfielder James Weir.

Louis van Gaal

IMAGE: Louis van Gaal, manager of Manchester United. Photographer: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

In a very funny moment, Van Gaal was seen hurling himself to the ground after a discussion with fourth official, Mike Dean.

His peculiar protest drew an enormous cheer from United fans.
“That was too emotional - it is not good for the referee and the linesman,” Van Gaal said at the post-match conference.

“It doesn't happen much normally - I have had a lot of criticism because I am sitting on my bench and now I am off my bench and I have lot of criticism because I'm doing that.

Louis van Gaal

IMAGE: Louis van Gaal. Photographer: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

“I have apologised to the referee and the linesman and I hope everything is solved. I have to control my emotions and I have said that also to my players,” he added.

The win was United's third in seven days after they beat Shrewsbury Town 3-0 in the FA Cup and Denmark's Midtjylland 5-1 in the Europa League and had the Old Trafford crowd for once roaring their approval in a difficult season.

"It's unbelievable," Van Gaal told Sky Sports about Rashford's four goals in four days.

"I can understand it last Thursday against Midtylland when you come in without any pressure but the second time is always more difficult and he did all the things I asked of him.

"Four goals in two matches is an average that's unusual."