Old Age? Louis Van Gaal Forgets Chris Smalling’s First Name

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Smalling thanks Van Gaal: Defender praises manager's style

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal made a major gaffe after he forgot the name of defender Chris Smalling.

Van Gaal was speaking at a press conference ahead of United’s match against the San Jose Earthquakes, when he made the error.

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Van Gaal was naming the pecking order for captaincy when he called the defender “Mike Smalling.”

“The first captain is Wayne Rooney second is Michael Carrick and last year the third captain was Mr Mike Smalling – sorry, I mean Chris Smalling!”


United went on to win the Earthquakes 3-1, with Juan Mata, Memphis Depay and Antonio Pereira hitting the target for the Red Devils.



Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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