Vink: ‘Then I think to myself: if I were Ten Hag, I would be pissed about that’

Marciano Vink finds Louis van Gaal‘s advice to Jurriën Timber contradictory. The Dutch international was told by the national coach that he’d better stay at Ajax for another year and that shoots in the wrong throat hole with Vink.
According to De Cceit, Van Gaal would have played a role in Timber‘s choice to stay at Ajax. I find that incomprehensible, says Vink in the ESPN program Voetbaltalk. He indicates that he can no longer refuse players to select, although they don’t always play. Now he gives Timber the reason: stay with Ajax, because the chance of playing at United may be a bit smaller.
Then I think: that‘s a bit contradictory, continues the analyst. On the one hand, you oblige a boy to stay at a club and make a wise choice, but on the other hand, you shout from the rooftops that you don’t care if you play a lot at your club.
Vink finds it logical that United manager Erik ten Hag is not happy with the advice of the national coach. Then I think to myself: if I were Ten Hag, I would be pissed about that, he responds. Timber is a key player for United and the game they want to play, together with Frenkie de Jong. I‘d get the frustration. I find it difficult for a national coach to interfere with that.

Marciano Vink is surprised at Louis van Gaal’s advice to Jurriën Timber. What Van Gaal is calling out is contradictory pic.twitter.com/93yZuzSyig
— ESPN NL (@ESPNnl) June 20, 2022