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10th Nov 2015

Louis van Gaal has been given a surprising nickname by his Manchester United players

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Darragh Murphy

Take a stab in the dark at Louis van Gaal’s nickname among Manchester United players.

Wrong! And “Bulldog” is very unkind to the jowly Dutchman. You should be ashamed.

In fact, the brave players have taken to refer to their manager as “Daisy,” presumably behind his back.

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The Sun claim that the nickname came about as an allusion to the film Driving Miss Daisy because Van Gaal drives so slowly around United’s Carrington training ground in an attempt to avoid potholes.

It’s a more courageous man than us who would call the fiery manager “Daisy” to his face.