Ex-Man Utd boss Van Gaal manages Holland from wheelchair and looks proper grumpy

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was forced to watch on from a wheelchair as Holland booked their place at the 2022 Qatar World Cup with a 2-0 win over Norway.

The Dutchman looked even grumpier than usual as he viewed the match from a box inside the stadium after falling off his bike and injuring his hip on Sunday night.

Van Gaal was unable to take up his usual position in the dugout because it would have taken too long to get him across the grass at half-time and then back again for the start of the second half.

According to Dutch outlet AD, the 70-year-old would have been with his players before the game and at half-time because his box was close to the changing rooms.

Whatever Van Gaal said to his troops during during the interval must've worked, because they scored two late goals to guarantee their place at the World Cup in Qatar.

A strike apiece in the last ten minutes from Tottenham's Steven Bergwijn and Barcelona's Memphis Depay ensured the Dutch claimed top spot in Group G.

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The result was a damaging one for Norway and Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, who finished third behind Turkey in the race for a play-off spot.

That won't concern Van Gaal, who at least managed to dish out instructions from inside the stadium after being forced to miss a press conference on Monday with his injury.

After his wheelchair was unable to fit through the door of the interview room, the veteran Dutchman answered questions on a video link while projected onto a TV screen.

"Physically I'm not good, but the brain is still working," he told reporters.

"I'm in a lot of pain, that's why I was in a buggy during training. I can still do everything and have done all the preparation that I normally would have."

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