Rashford sends best wishes to former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has sent his best wishes to former manager Louis van Gaal.
The Netherlands manager has shared he is suffering with prostate cancer. The 70-year-old made the admission on Dutch television last night.
Van Gaal, who won the 2016 FA Cup during his time as United boss, is current preparing for this winter’s World Cup in Qatar where he will be hoping to have a successful tournament with the Oranje.
He is currently undergoing treatment and has been battling the disease privately for some time.
The Dutch boss was quoted by AD.nl: “Look, you don’t die from prostate cancer. It is usually the underlying diseases that you die from. But it is an aggressive form. I was irradiated 25 times.”
Rashford was handed his senior Manchester United debut by the Dutchman when he announced himself to the Old Trafford faithful with two crucial goals, to help the Reds beat Danish side FC Midtjylland in the Europa League, back in February 2016.
The 24-year-old also scored two goals on his Premier League debut under van Gaal, which came in a 3-2 win against Arsenal at the Theatre of Dreams.
The England international scored eight goals and made two assists from the 18 matches he played under van Gaal, including a winner at the Etihad Stadium where he skipped passed Martín Demichelis and slotted the ball beyond Joe Hart.
Rashford has taken to Twitter to send his support to his former coach who he ‘will forever be indebted’ to.
Rashford’s tweet read: “Earned my debut from LVG. Will forever be indebted. You can fight this. We are all behind you.”
David de Gea also shared his support to van Gaal by sharing a picture of the pair on his Instagram story.