Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has revealed getting a strange punch from the Dutch manager.
Giggs was still a veteran Man United player when Louis Van Gaal arrived at the club to take over from David Moyes’ failed stint.
Meeting Van Gaal for the first time, Giggs was very surprised to receive a shock punch in the stomach from the former FC Barcelona manager.
“He was different. He was very dominating," Giggs said via the Greatest Game podcast, as reported by Soccer Laduma.
"The first time I met him, he punched me in the stomach. I've gone to meet him, we've got a list of the players that I think were good and the ones that were not so good.
"I've gone to meet him at a hotel, he's opened the door, looked at me up and down and gone, 'You are in good shape!' Then he punched me in the stomach.
"It was hard as well, and I didn't know what to do. You could have given something back but that's me out of a job.
"But that's what he was like. He was very dominating and would be right up in your face.
"He would be a nightmare now with social distancing. He would be right up in your face, looking down on you and very direct.
"He looked after his staff and his players, and he was a really good person, but just very quirky,” added the Wales manager.