<strong>Desire</strong>. It’s one thing to want to win. It’s another thing entirely to make winning want you. Here, Van Gaal is daring victory to stay at home and binge watch Orange Is The New Black.
<strong>Gravitas</strong>. It’s a prerequisite for big club managers. Tata Martino didn’t have gravitas and how’d that work out for FC Barcelona? Here, Van Gaal demonstrates that he was born for bronze – as in, a bronze statue.
<strong>Hydration</strong>. No club has ever won a trophy without water. That’s a fact. Van Gaal understands this.
<strong>Style</strong>. Luxury brands want to be associated with winners, especially stylish winners. Have no doubts that Van Gaal reads <em>GQ</em> and frequently drops the word “sartorial” in conversations at cocktail parties.
<strong>Humility</strong>. To win the locker room, it takes a willingness to do anything and everything to help the club, whether it’s hiding a body or carrying goals after training.
<strong>Sense of humor</strong>. Soccer is too cruel not to laugh. When it’s March and Manchester United needs a strong finish to get back into Europe, a joke here and there might be the only thing to stave off a heart attack. That and copious amounts of red wine.