There's something about the name "Michael" that's sticking in Louis van Gaal's brain.
After repeatedly referring to Chris Smalling as "Mike," the Manchester United manager made yet another blunder with one of his player's names Friday when he referred to Will Keane by the name of his twin brother Michael.
Will has been training with Van Gaal all week after the Manchester United manager terminated his loan deal with Preston. The striker is looking to earn a place in the United first-team squad for the remainder of the campaign, but the manager has yet to get a grip on the 22-year-old's name.
When asked why he had recalled Adnan Januzaj from his loan at Borussia Dortmund, the United boss 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."
Van Gaal should know the difference between the brothers -- he sold Michael to Burnley a year ago.
Oh well, at least LVG didn't call Will Keane "Robbie" or worse, "Roy."
As for getting Smalling's name right, Van Gaal as much as admitted he's given up trying, adding: "I said to 'Mike' Smalling that I call him Pele because he had a fantastic move so it is easier to call him Pele now."
Information from Press Association was used in this report.