"Wenger was a combination of Ferguson and Van Gaal. Arsene always emphasized all the positive things and he looked at what would work for the long term. "Tactically he (Van Gaal) is a genius. You can't deny that.
I think he has improved a lot as a player," Van Dijk told reporters. PFA rules prohibit players from voting for their teammates.
Former Holland ace, Ruud Gullit, has warned Virgil van Dijk that he would never win the Ballon d'Or prize. Van Dijk narrowly lost out to Lionel Messi in 2019, finishing in second place.
Liverpool defender, Virgil Van Dijk has disclosed that he kept his UEFA League Champions medal in a safe.
Ahead of his side's clash with Arsenal at Anfield this weekend, Van Dijk was also asked about the best players he has taken to the field alongside in his career with Groningen, Celtic, Southampton and Liverpool.
'But to be fair, in the Premier League we have a lot of good defenders, especially this season Van Dijk was on fire. 'That's why he got PFA Player of the Year. 'He's really good. He's strong.
Van Dijk reveals why players go broke after football, highlights how he spends his £9m-a-year salary (video)
In the video, van Dijk was asked by young kids on how he spent his money and the Liverpool star humbly said he kept them because he did not want to go broke after retiring from football.
"It didn't work for David Moyes and they (Manchester United) then went for the experience of Louis van Gaal. "He was tactically the best I have worked with - in terms of setting you up in a shape defensively and everyone knowing their roles.
He must first learn to be a team player.
On the same night he came third behind Messi and Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk in the 2019 Ballon D'Or, the 34-year-old was given the accolade for Serie A's best player in Milan, Italy.
Fabinho (£43million), Naby Keita (£52.75million), Xherdan Shaqiri (£13million), and Alisson (£65million) have all arrived at Anfield, while Virgil van Dijk was signed for £75million in January.
Writing further to express his surprise, he added that he's always positive and minding his business on social media. "When Kunle block me on IG without me doing anything. I've not and never commented on his post for once I van only double tap.
with him to their Van his boss wants to see me I didn't argue I gently went. when I got there, their boss asked for my phone and password which I gave to them when they where done, he asked of my wallet and I gave him then he brought out a bank Transfer teller
Apart from Messi and Ronaldo, no other player has five Ballon d'Or awards but Michel Platini, Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten have three each to their credit.