Manchester United are trying to contact former coach Louis van Gaal, who is currently in charge of the Netherlands, during the World Cup.
Louis van Gaal was upset when popular Dutch football writer Valentijn Driessen found his lost phone.
Well, that’s according to The Mirror, who claim Van Gaal left his phone in a hotel toilet in Doha. It was discovered by Driessen who checked who had missed out before seeing a wallpaper featuring Van Gaal and his wife Truus.
Driessen also discovered two missed calls with the caller ID set to “Manchester United.” As a journalist, you must have a split second of feeling like you’ve won the lottery. It cannot be denied that his publisher was pleased.
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However, this comes after recent reports have highlighted that United are looking to increase their interest in Gakpo, so they could be trying to seek permission to speak to the player, something Van Gaal is unlikely to allow as he charts the path to ‘Holland for the world. Cup after qualifying for the quarter-finals.
Earlier this week, Gakpo admitted that while United have yet to make formal contact about a future move, he would be interested if they did.
Gakpo said: “I thought about Manchester United, but when that didn’t happen, I couldn’t remember. And I started to doubt. Leeds United came. Should I go? Now I’m waiting for everything. Not yet I have heard from Manchester United. When they come, I will think about it. I also seek God’s help in these decisions.”
The quarter-finals begin on Friday and the Dutch face an Argentinian team inspired by Lionel Messi.
Meanwhile, we have absolutely no idea who Van Gaal may have as ‘Manchester United’ on his phone, but the club could also be in regular contact with the Netherlands boss for updates on left-back Tyrell Malacia.
Let us know in the comments section who you think is trying to contact United’s Van Gaal.