Radamel Falcao may be currently in Carrington undergoing a medical before his move to Manchester United on transfer deadline line, but his prospective new manager Louis van Gaal is not there (click here to read more).
In fact, the 63-year-old former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach is not even in England. Van Gaal is in his native country of the Netherlands for the Dutch Footballer of the Year gala in Hilversum.
Daley Blind is tonight at the footballer of the year gala in Hilversum. At which he wins footballer of the year.— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) September 1, 2014
Louis van Gaal also there in an orange dickie bow. [Telesport] pic.twitter.com/1APDkfELLk— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) September 1, 2014
New United signing Daley Blind was also at the ceremony and won the award. The 24-year-old, who can play in defence and midfield, was a key player for Ajax in their Eredivisie-winning 2013-14 campaign.
Blind also helped the Netherlands, then coach by Van Gaal, progress to the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil earlier this summer.
Meanwhile, Falcao is expected to complete his move later this evening. He will join United on a one-year loan deal from AS Monaco, with the Ligue 1 club being paid £6 million as the fee.