Manchester United are trying to contact former manager Louis van Gaal, who is currently in charge of the Netherlands, during the World Cup.
Louis van Gaal was understandably annoyed when his lost phone had been found by popular Dutch football writer Valentijn Driessen.
Well, that is 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 misplaced before spotting a wallpaper featuring Van Gaal and his wife Truus.
Driessen also discovered two missed calls with the caller ID set as ‘Manchester United’. As a journalist, he must have a split second of feeling like he had won the lotto. There’s no denying that his editor was happy.
However, this comes after recent reports stressed that United want to step up their interest in Gakpo, so they could be trying to request permission to speak to the player, which is something Van Gaal is unlikely to allow as he plots Holland’s path through the World Cup after qualifying for the quarter-finals.
Earlier this week, Gakpo admitted that while United had 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 did come. Should I go there? Now I wait everything. I haven’t heard from Manchester United yet. When they come, I’ll think about it. I also seek the help of God in these decisions.”
The quarter-finals start on Friday and the Dutch face a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina side.
Meanwhile, we have absolutely no idea who Van Gaal may have as ‘Manchester United’ in his phone, but the club could also be in regular contact with the Netherlands boss to get updates on left-back Tyrell Malacia.
Let us know in the comments section who you think is trying to contact Van Gaal from United.