Manchester United fans will have been relieved with the team’s reaction too the defeat at the hands of Southampton last weekend with a decent result away at strugglers Queens Park Rangers, but manager Louis van Gaal has trouble with the opponents, even after the final whistle.
It was no walkover for the Old Trafford club and much of the game was a rather dull affair where neither team were able to fire on all cylinders. It took a powerful Marouane Fellaini strike just after half time to break the deadlock, though it didn’t gets whole lot better.
Youngster James Wilson scored during injury time to make it 2-0 and make sure of a victory that was deserved, if not convincing. United were especially poor in the first half and in his post-match interview Louis van Gaal tried to explain why, but made a funny error.
When describing the Red Devils’ opponents in the day, the Dutch tactician appeared to call them “Queens Park Raisins”, which caused much mirth in the studio of the BBC’s Match of the Day highlights program, where the interview was being broadcast.
It is quite funny, but perhaps a bit cruel to poke fun at a man who is speaking his fourth or fifth language. Van Gaal speak Dutch (obviously), German, Spanish, English and goodness knows what else, so we shan’t go too hard on him.
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I don’t know about any other of there GMS staff, but Van Gaal’s English is certainly better than my Dutch. He was probably just a little peckish anyway, and was thinking about his favourite fruit addition in his lunch box.