When Man United flop LVG made an awful cameo in a Nike ad

Louis van Gaal failed to inspire free-flowing, fearless football when he was at Man United, but he managed it in this advert for Nike Football.

Ahead of Euro 2000, Van Gaal and a cast of the world’s finest players (including current Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola) assembled to retrieve Nike’s new ball from a sinister organisation.

Scroll down to watch LVG in action…


With LVG at the wheel, he orders a band of European superstars led by Edgar Davids and Luis Figo to go and claim what’s rightfully theirs.

Why is he so keen on getting this ball back? Because “it’s rounder!” he booms from the front seat to a confused van-load of players.

What follows is pretty much the most standard Nike football ad you’ll see: Davids mugging off some evil drones with silky skills, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole bouncing the ball around, and Figo nutmegging a couple of them before Oliver Bierhoff murders the big boss with a powerful volley.

Those were the days, eh, Louis?

Here’s the video in all its glory:


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