Name Nemesis continues. Yet another Blunder from Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. It looks like his memory loss only restricted to his player’s names. The latest blunder he made was on Friday when he referred to Will Keane by the name of his twin brother Michael.
Will Keane has been training under the Dutch manager all week after the United scrapped his loan deal with Preston. The 22-year-old striker was on a season-long loan at Deepdale, netting two times in 22 appearances for the Championship side.
Keane however, has made only one appearance for Manchester United’s first team, on New Year’s Eve 2011, before going for loan spells at Wigan, QPR, Sheffield Wednesday and Preston.
The striker is now trying his best to earn a place in van Gaal’s first-team squad for the rest of the season, but the Old Trafford boss is not yet accustomed to the 22-year-old’s name, it seems.
When responding to questions why he recalled Adnan Januzaj from his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund, van Gaal explained: “It is more or less the same as we have done with Michael Keane, for example, they are coming to us to ask for a second chance and Manchester United is a club who takes care of all their players and I think it’s a very good habit to do that.”
Will Kean’s twin brother Michael is, obviously, no longer with Manchester United because the Dutch manager sold him to Burnley last year.
However, it will not come as a mere surprise to United fans that van Gaal got the two Keanes mixed up. Actually, he has consistent performance compare to his team’s on-field performances, when it comes to getting his own players’ names wrong.
During Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the United States, the 64-year-old manager referred Chris Smalling as “Mike” while he was sitting alongside the centre-back at a press conference in San Jose.
He once again in November called the English defender “Michael” following the 1-0 win against CSK Moscow.