Rumours of a sour relationship with Van Gaal has been put to bed by Manchester United defender, Marcos Rojo.
Rojo is believed to have angered Van Gaal when he was unavailable for United’s preseason tour of the USA.
Even though he featured twice just until October, Rojo has been a regular for united under Van Gaal.
“It is normal, as with any other coach,” Rojo told ESPN FC of the rumoured spat.
“I don’t ask him why he includes me in a game when I play, so I don’t have any right in asking him why I don’t play when he decides that I don’t have to do it. It’s as simple as that.
“Van Gaal does the same as any coach in the world. He decides who plays according to what he sees during the week, he chooses the players that he sees in the best condition and we have to accept all the decisions that the coach takes.
“He is a very professional coach, he wants to get out the very best from each one – that doesn’t mean that he is rough.
“He wants his work to have success and we have to understand what he expects from each one of us.”
United are in action away to Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.