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Louis van Gaal discovers he has prostate cancer: I went to the hospital at night without realizing the players

Louis van Gaal discovers he has prostate cancer: I went to the hospital at night

Former Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal recently said on a television program that he is being treated for prostate cancer.

The Dutchman, currently in charge of the Dutch national team, said that he did not tell the news to the team players during the holidays as it could have affected their performance.

Louis van Gaal discovers he has prostate cancer: I went to the hospital at night

Van Gaal, 70, is in his third term as coach of the Netherlands, having led them to third place in the 2014 World Cup.

"In every period during my time as coach of the National Team, I had to leave at night to go to the hospital without understanding the players so far. While I thought I was healthy, but I am not. "

In a two-year stint at Manchester United, Van Gaal led them to success in the 2016 FA Cup before being replaced by Jose Mourinho.

Louis van Gaal discovers he has prostate cancer: I went to the hospital at night

He has also won league titles with Barcelona, ??Bayern Munich, AZ Alkmaar and Ajax.

Van Gaal will lead the Netherlands to the World Cup in Qatar in November, with his team in Group A alongside Senegal, Ecuador and Qatar.