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LVG goes full Rafa as he unveils four pages of stats to combat Big Sam's 'long ball claims'


Updated at 4pm.

IT’S FAIR TO say that Louis van Gaal is unhappy with Sam Allardyce’s comments that Manchester United resorted to “thump it forward and see” tactics to salvage a point against West Ham at Upton Park on Sunday.

And in his press conference this afternoon he has produced a four page dossier on exactly why his side are not a long ball, hit and hope team.

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Now, whatever the rights and wrongs of LVG’s argument – lies, damn lies and statistics – we can’t help but be reminded of Rafa Benitez’s amazing ‘facts’ rant against former United boss Alex Ferguson.

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As Benitez ultimately proved, if you’re explaining, you’re losing.

Originally published at 1.23pm.

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