Blind and Carrott - Has Van Gaal just announced Queens Park Raisins new signings?


The Manchester United boss went all fruit and veg at Friday's pre-match press conference.

Louis van Gaal appeared to unveil Queens Park Raisins newest signing on Friday afternoon when he announced the captures of Daley Blind and Michael 'Carrott.'

The Manchester United boss was going through his side's injury list ahead of their huge Premier League clash with Chelsea on Saturday night. Suffice to say, he didn't quite get it right.

Clearly, Van Gaal was trying to say Carrick but he, just as clearly, ended up naming a vegetable in his stead.

It served up a timely reminder of the Dutchman calling Queens Park Rangers 'Queens Park Raisins.' Van Gaal clearly has an acquired and perhaps rather healthy taste, doesn't he?

Could this also explain the real reason he loaned out Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez (didn't really want to have to pronounce his name every week)?

In all seriousness, Carrick will likely prove a big miss for Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, so too Blind.

At least Van Gaal won't have to announce the midfielder's name as a starter in the dressing room before the game, however. With 'jokers' like Chris Smalling in the United squad, he'd no doubt be handed all kinds of vegetables as banter.

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