United defender Daley Blind believes Louis van Gaal was harshly treated, despite walking away with a £5m pay-off.
“Over the last six months he has not been treated fairly,” he said.
“I think a manager like Louis van Gaal, who has achieved so much already, deserved more respect.
“Even though there was so much being written about him losing his job over the last months, he always looked to protect and shelter us. It is not easy for a coach if you are repeatedly being fired in the newspapers.”