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Louis van Gaal keeps calling Chris Smalling 'Mike'

The defender has been one of the Red Devils’ standout players this season.

Source: SportingLife/YouTube

CHRIS SMALLING HAS been arguably Man United’s best player this season, but Louis van Gaal still can’t get his name right.

In an interview with BT Sport, the defender joked about the Dutch coach’s tendency to mistakenly call him “Mike”.

Van Gaal is by no means the only manager prone to this type of faux pas — Jack Charlton famously used to call ex-Ireland striker Niall Quinn ‘Arsenal,’ after the club he played for at the time.

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