Louis van Gaal is still struggling with the English language

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has enjoyed a fairly successful debut campaign at Old Trafford having almost guided the Premier League giants back into the Champions League at the first time of asking.

However, it would be fair to say that the veteran Dutch coach has struggled with some aspects of life in England's top-flight, namely coming to terms with his pronunciation of the native language, as proved by his most recent press conference after Saturday's 3-1 victory over Aston Villa.

Van Gaal was asked by reporters for his opinion on the Red Devils' prospects of winning the domestic title this term, to which he responded by saying it's "still mathematically possible", although had problems with the complexity of that particular phrase.

The Iron Tulip's confused expression as he muddled his words paints a perfect picture of the difficulty that the former Netherlands boss has sometimes had during his first season at the Theatre of Dreams.

Thankfully, Van Gaal's instructions to the Manchester United players now finally appear to be getting across a lot clearer, with the team well positioned in third spot in the table with just seven games remaining. 

Chelsea remain the favourites to clinch the crown with a seven-point and one game advantage over second place Arsenal who, with 63 points are one ahead of the Red Devils and two clear of Manchester City in fourth ahead of their trip to Selhurst Park where they take on Crystal Palace on Monday evening.

You can watch footage of the 63-year-old tactician trying to say 'mathematically'  in the video below - with thanks to Mirror Football Row Z for bringing the hilarious press conference clip to our attention.

Manchester United fans: What is your favourite memory of Louis van Gaal from his debut season in charge at Old Trafford? Share your suggestions below...

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