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MK Dons boss Robinson hopes for chance to "chat" with Man Utd's Van Gaal

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson is looking forward to their Capital One Cup tie with Manchester United.

Robinson, 33, hopes for the chance to chat with United manager Louis van Gaal after the tie.

"Believe me, I'd love to have a chat to Louis van Gaal," he told the Daily Mail.

"I love Dutch football. After a game on a Saturday I love to jump on the Eurostar. I'll go to Belgium, France, Holland.

"I'll go to watch Excelsior, Brugges, Lille, anything. It's a chance to take in another culture, another system, a way of doing things.

"Look at what Van Gaal did at Ajax. I'm enthralled by how Dutch clubs have a connection through the age groups.

"Here, I have a numerical system. All MK Dons No 8s through the age range will look the same, all No 6s will drop into the same places. They do that in Holland, at Ajax. It is very Dutch.

"I'd very much hope to get a chance to talk to Louis van Gaal. People say Manchester United are vulnerable. Come on, it's Manchester United.

"But we are going to give our best. Steve Heighway used to tell me that failure is not trying. He helped give me standards and those standards run through this club."

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