Louis van Gaal deliberately falls over against Arsenal

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Louis van Gaal hasn’t given the Manchester United supporters much to smile about this season, but the veteran Dutch coach left the crowd in hysterics after theatrically falling to the ground in front of fourth official Mike Dean.

The United boss left his seat to complain about a decision made by referee Craig Pawson and flung himself to the ground - clipboard in hand - suggesting he felt one of the Arsenal players had dived.

It was a comedic moment that sent Twitter into meltdown - scroll down this page to watch the video and see the best tweets.


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United were 3-2 up at the time and clung on for a huge three points against Arsene Wenger’s side.

Marcus Rashford sensationally scored two goals in three minutes in the first, before former United star Danny Welbeck pulled one back for the visitors before the break.

Video: Louis van Gaal's comedy fall

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Here’s how Twitter reacted to Van Gaal’s theatrics…

Huge win for United

Ander Herrera made it 3-1 to the Red Devils when his effort took a huge deflection off Laurent Koscielny, while Mesut Ozil’s goal four minutes later proved to be nothing more than a consolation.

With today’s result, Manchester United have boosted their chances of securing a top-four finish.

Van Gaal’s side now sit three points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, who were in Capital One Cup final action against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

Bad defeat for Arsenal

Arsenal, meanwhile, stay five points behind league-leaders Leicester City in third position.

Tottenham, though, extended their lead above Arsenal to three points with a 2-1 win over Swansea City.

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