Louis van Gaal was not exactly the cheeriest guy after his team, Manchester United, fought to a 3-2 victory over AS Roma at Mile High on Saturday.
He talked, endlessly, about the “height, heat and air.”
He meant the altitude, the hot temps and the thin air.
He was upset the game was scheduled for the afternoon instead of the evening.
And he might have had a point except for this:
It wasn’t very hot. I spent much of the second half sitting in the stands, enjoying the breeze and the moderate summer temps.
Van Gaal is a superb soccer coach. He directed his national team, the Netherlands, to the brink of the World Cup Final.
He’s blessed with a crafty soccer mind. There is no doubt about that.
But he never will be described as Mr. Sunshine.