Louis van Gaal makes Manchester United gaffe

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Dutch coach Louis van Gaal hasn't been confirmed as Manchester United's new manager just yet, which is just well after he shot himself in the foot - metaphorically speaking - during an interview with British reporters from the BBC and Sky Sports.

The 62-year-old, who is expected to succeed David Moyes as the Red Devils' manager next week, was forced to ask the question "what's that?" when asked whether he will soon be conducting his unique training sessions at Carrington, Manchester United's training ground.

When he was informed what Carrington was, Van Gaal attempted to cover his tracks by retorting: "Oh, I do know already!"

Van Gaal's brief interview also attracted attention for the blunt way in which he told a reporter that his question was "stupid" when asked what he knew about Manchester United, the club he described as the "biggest in the world".

Manchester United are expected to confirm Van Gaal as the club's new manager after the 2013/14 Premier League campaign reaches its conclusion on Sunday. The Red Devils, currently managed by Ryan Giggs, make the long trip to the south coast to face Southampton.

In Van Gaal, Manchester United are appointing a no-nonsense disciplinarian who has a tendency to wind people up the wrong way. However, there's a sense at Old Trafford that the current manager of the Netherlands national team will help stabilise the reigning Premier League champions after a dreadful campaign under the management of Moyes, who was sacked last month after less than one season in charge of the English giants.

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