I just cannot see sports effectively closing down for over a year, never mind 2. It would cripple too many teams financially.
I could see a delayed start to the Premier League next season though, maybe October time it will commence.
If you watch him now in comparison to his first season under Van Gaal he is completely different. He barely chases down anymore now, when under Van Gaal he literally tried to chase everything down, so I do believe that's what he thinks.