Manchester United reveal how much it cost to sack Louis Van Gaal

– Man Utd have revealed Louis van Gaal and his coaching staff got  £8.4 million in compensation

– Van Gaal was sacked at the end of last season with one year left to go on his three year contract 

– The Dutch who finished fifth and won the FA Cup last season was later replaced by Jose Mourinho

Manchester United claim they paid £8.4 million to part with Louis van Gaal and his coaching staff as his compensation fee.

The Dutchman was sacked as United manager at the end of the last campaign, after finishing fifth in the table and winning the FA Cup.

Louis Van Gaal

Louis Van Gaal

According to United’s accounts for the 2015-16 financial year, released on Monday, they shelled out £8.4m in compensation payments to the 65-year-old and the rest of the coaching staff that left the club.

The club also announced that banishing midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger to the reserve team have forced them to write off £6.7 million of his value.

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The German midfielder is not wanted by new boss Jose Mourinho and cannot train with the senior players, while he has been left out of their Europa League squad.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger

The document reads: “Exceptional costs for the year were £15.1m, of which £8.4m related to compensation to the former manager and certain members of the coaching staff for loss of office and £6.7m related to a registrations’ impairment charge regarding a reduction in the carrying value of a player no longer considered to be a member of the first team playing squad.

“Exceptional costs for the prior year were £2.3m.”

Manchester United recently lost 2 – 1 to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Manchester derby over the weekend.

Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho scored before Ibrahimovic pulled one back on the stroke of half time.

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