Sanchez slams ‘scoundrel’ Van Gaal over Hernandez penalty reaction

Mexico and Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez has labelled Louis van Gaal a “scoundrel” for his reaction toJavier Hernandez missing a penalty.

The Manchester United manager’s reaction to Chicharito missing his side’s spot kick – falling on his backside and spooning the effort wide – in last week’s Champions League win over Club Brugge went viral.

Van Gaal was caught on camera giving his assistant Ryan Giggs a glare that was translated by many on social outlets to spell the end of the Mexican forward’s time at Old Trafford.

That turned out to be the case as Hernandez joined Bayer Leverkusen for an undisclosed fee on the Bundesliga transfer deadline day, signing a three-year deal to end his five years at United.

“Van Gaal made a bad decision – and it’s not one he’s done for the first time, he’s done it 50,000 times,” Sanchez told Futbol Picante in reference to Van Gaal’s reaction.

“I’ve coached and a coach cannot do that to their own player. I’d go out and applaud him and tell him to trust in himself. But that look he gave Giggs… What a scoundrel.

“It was a bad game for Chicharito but any player in the world can do that. Van Gaal is a scoundrel; hopefully those in England realise he is a bad person and treats his players poorly.

“He should be professional. The players deserve professional and humane treatment.”