Sunday 25 August 2019

Louis van Gaal unlikely to be humoured by the nickname given to him by Man United squad

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Tom Sheen

Manchester United players have reportedly handed manager Louis van Gaal a new nickname because of his slow driving.

The Dutch coach is notoriously known as a slow driver at the Carrington training ground and is said to be so terrified of driving into potholes it has become a running joke.

The players have branded him 'Daisy', according to The Sun - in reference to the Morgan Freeman starring film, Driving Miss Daisy.

The squad reportedly avoid driving behind the 64-year-old as journey's can take much longer.

Speaking after the 2-0 win against West Bromwich Albion, Van Gaal said that he was looking to add 'speed and creativity' to a team that has been criticised for being boring this season.

"I have said already in my first year many times we need speed and creativity on the wings," he said.

"You have seen that now we play with Jesse Lingard and he is not the most speedy winger in the world and (Juan) Mata is also not the most speedy winger in the world. So first we must first address that problem."

(© Independent News Service)

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