Gaffe: Manchester United Boss Louis Van Gaal Calls Chris Smalling ‘Michael’ Once Again (Video)

Chris Wright

4th, November 2015



“Michael, coo-ee! Over here!”

You could forgive Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling for developing something of an inferiority complex this season after coming to the jarring realisation that his manager still doesn’t appear to know his actual name.

For the second time in just a few short months, Louis van Gaal gave Smalling’s self-esteem another rodgering in the aftermath of last night’s scant 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford by commending the defender for his heroic defending before swiftly accrediting the goal-line clearance in question to “Michael Smalling”.

“David De Gea has saved us, then after that, Michael Smalling has saved us,” Van Gaal wibbled.

The United boss made the exact same gaffe back in July while proudly naming Mike Smalling as his new vice-captain as Chris Smalling sat right beside him…

Poor lamb.

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  1. James Man says:

    Hi there,

    I don’t know if you are being dis-ingenious or a smarty pants but this time he was joking. He was making fun of himself. The first time, it was a mistake. This time was a joke. I hope I didn’t just spoil your ‘story’ :)

    • JP says:

      Hi there,

      I’m assuming LVG told you personally that he was making a joke? Thanks for putting everything straight! You’re on a comedy football website which specialises in reporting funny football titbits so nothing changes. Hope I didn’t spoil your ‘story’ :)

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