Beat you, snatch your ladies: Man United celebrate thumping City with rival's girls
Louis van Gaal celebrated his derby demolition in style on Sunday night as he was snapped with Manchester City women's players Toni Duggan and Isobel Christiansen in a restaurant.
Duggan uploaded a photograph on Instagram of her, Christiansen and Everton's Michelle Hinnigan at Wing's Chinese restaurant following United's 4-2 win against their great rivals City, and wrote: 'Heyyy Louis van G!!!! Nice to share a wings with you...... [sic].' Duggan later deleted the post.
Wing's is the go-to place for footballers in Manchester, with England and United captain Wayne Rooney among its regulars, but the only City stars in sight were Duggan and Christiansen.
Goals from Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling won United the bragging rights, while Sergio Aguero scored twice for the visitors in the eighth and 89th minutes.
The red half of Manchester were given reason to celebrate as they moved four points clear of their noisy neighbours in the Barclays Premier League, and Van Gaal decided to let his hair down.
Asked how he planned to celebrate at his post-match press conference, Van Gaal said: 'I can go to Mr Wing's because when you win you can go.
'When you lose then the fans are saying, "what is Mr Louis van Gaal doing? Losing and he goes to the best restaurant of Manchester?" Now I can go. Maybe I shall go.'
He did just that and was joined by his wife Truus with friends from Holland at the five-star Chinese restaurant in the city centre.
Van Gaal described humiliating City as the 'best feeling' he had since moving to Old Trafford, and added: 'This week they [the players and supporters] can go on the streets, heads up and say: "We are the better team because goal average (over the two derbies) is in our favour."'
It seems United's players followed his advice as Ander Herrera, Mata and Daley Blind were spotted painting the town red, too.
They won't be able to celebrate for too long, however, as United must prepare to visit the Premier League's runaway leaders Chelsea. Van Gaal goes up against Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge this Saturday, and will try to throw a spanner in the works as Chelsea aim to seal the title.