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Van Gaal: Man United failed in Lewandowski bid; players were unprofessional

Van Gaal: Man United failed in Lewandowski bid; players were unprofessional
From ESPN - March 19, 2018

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has told Bild he tried to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.

Van Gaal was also scathing of his squad's refusal to take part in an email monitoring system during his team, calling into question their professionalism.

Lewandowski joined Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in 2014, but the Bundesliga club would not entertain bids for the Poland international when Van Gaal was trying to rebuild the United squad.

He has gone on to score 142 goals in 184 games for Bayern, and recently chalked up his 100th league goal.

"He is currently the best striker in the world. I also wanted to train Lewandowski and wanted to bring him to Manchester United," Van Gaal said. "The price was not a problem for Manchester United, but Bayern did not want to let him go."

Van Gaal also criticsed United's players for not buying into his attempts to improve their form by using an email tracker -- with many of the players not even opening the messages.

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