The Manchester United boss has a track record for getting his names mixed up after he christened Chris Smalling “Mike” during the club’s pre-season tour last July, before doing the same thing again in November.
This time we may have to give the benefit of the doubt to the Dutchman, as he confused Will Keane, United’s 22-year-old forward, with his twin brother Michael, a defender who was sold to Burnley last January.
Will Keane has trained with United all week after cutting short his loan spell with Preston but that didn’t stop Van Gaal from getting mixed up.
When asked why Adnan Januzaj had been recalled from his loan at Borussia Dortmund, Van Gaal replied: ”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."
Or it could be that Van Gaal just likes the name Mike...