OPINION: LVG, man up & do your job...

Louis van Gaal, I'm going to try and resist the temptation to be long, impolite or rude, as you are to many journalists, and get straight to the point.

Perhaps no one warned you about the qualities needed to manage a team of Manchester United's calibre and popularity.

Maybe you were never advised about the task you were about to embark on. However, knowing that you've managed teams such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Ajax Amsterdam and the Dutch national side, one would assume you're well-versed in handling pressure in the full glare of the world's media.

Many fans were elated upon hearing the news that you had been appointed Man United manager after the unfortunate short spell of 'dearly beloved friend and had no clue' David Moyes. The less said about him, the better.

The team enjoyed remarkable success under Sir Alex Ferguson and no one expected you to produce results overnight. Point taken.

But as a staunch Man United fan, allow me to give you a piece of advice.

The team needs a manager with enormous pedigree and many expressed delight in hearing that you would be guiding the team.

And truth be told, you have thus far achieved your goals of breaking back into the top four, securing the Champions League and having the team play better.

But I have a problem with your temper, coach. You have a bad temper and it's costing the team, big time.

It seems like everywhere you've been you have relied so much on it that you've even allowed bad decisions to slide, disguised as you being the "toughie".

Why has it become the norm for you to so rudely and ferociously evade hard questions from journalists and also have the nerve to storm out of press conferences? Or is the issue here the language barrier?

Don't get me wrong; you're an excellent manager. But you have to know that attached to your inherent qualities is your ability to handle pressure and deal with people, both in good and bad times.

Your unapproachable stature scares people away and therefore makes you susceptible to attacks from the media, and should you do well in the future, they will find it hard to commend you because you are always mean to them.

Grow and know that working for Manchester United requires character, tenacity and the ability to deal with the media frenzy and over-excited fans who just want to pick on you. Know the difference.

Manchester United is a very big club, very big. So when the team coughs, we rush to see what could be the problem. It has been like this for years, this is not new.

Deal with your temper and never take things personally when the team doesn't win or things don't go according to plan.

It's a game of football. Don't give us 'I don't know' answers, we hate that. It's not enough.

Here are a few of your 'I don't knows' as evidence:

Coach, where is Di Maria?

'I don't know.'

'Coach, why is Rooney not scoring?'

'I don't know.'

'Coach, when are you signing a striker?'

'I don't know.'

'Is David De Gea leaving Man U?'

'I don't know.'

'Okay, coach how long have you been coaching?'

'I don't know.'

'Coach, what do you know?'

Get some free courses on people's skills and take it easy on that temper. Just chill coach.

It could be worse; imagine if you coached the South African senior national team or Liverpool, teams synonymous with losing. Then how would you deal with the media?

Leeto Khoza is an EWN online content producer and loves 'the beautiful game'.