​Louis van Gaal is in for a bit of a sore one this morning... and by that I mean head.

The 63-year-old stole the show at Manchester United's end of season awards bash on Tuesday night, clipping assistant Ryan Giggs around the ear, demanding the audience applaud the female saxophonist, and emphatically revealing his side were "very close" to being champions this season.

Van Gaal took to the stage after goalkeeper David de Gea had collected United's Players' Player and Fans' Player of the Year Awards and delivered a rousing speech, which can be viewed in full below:

In it, the Red Devils boss describes the club's supporters as the "best in the world", referencing his side's early season struggles which left them with 13 points from his first 10 games in charge.

He went on to discuss how United were the better team in defeats to both Chelsea and Arsenal in league and cup, and explains how they "could have been champions" had they not lost at Stamford Bridge last month.

It was a lot like one of those weddings where the father of the groom drunkenly takes to the stage to discuss his own failed marriage and how things could have been different had she not cheated on him with his brother.

Awkward, but hilarious - provided he's not a close relation.

Earlier, the Dutchman had light-heartedly lashed out at Giggs for outbidding him in an auction to win a charity round of golf with Dwight Yorke. Though, given van Gaal's state at the time, he may have thought he was buying a white Volkswagen Golf in York.

Nevertheless, his antics went down a treat, prompting United legend Gary Neville to tweet: "LVG is cracking me up here. Great entertainment! One of the best/funniest 20 mins I've ever had!"