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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho ‘Does A Louis Van Gaal’ After He Confuses Ashley Young With Ashley Cole

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Everyone loves to analyse the records of different managers that have taken charge of the same club, with Jose Mourinho’s statistics at Manchester United often compared-and-contrasted to that of his Red Devils predecessors Louis van Gaal, and David Moyes.

However, we now have another reason to compare Mourinho to Van Gaal after the Portuguese coach got a bit muddled up during his post-match press conference following the last-gasp 2-1 win at Bournemouth.

“In theory you say '1-1 you bring on (Ander) Herrera', I brought on Herrera and then Ashley Cole started attacking more, Luke Shaw started attacking more, Paul Pogba got much more freedom. 

"The team started recovering balls higher. And then we became more offensive in the period after.”

Hold on, what was that? Ashley Cole?

Mourinho was of course obviously referring to his current United right-back Ashley Young, not Cole, with whom he previously managed at Chelsea.

The video has inevitably drawn comparisons with the unintentional comedy genius that is Van Gaal who infamously referred to Chris Smalling as ‘Mike’ when sitting next to the defender during a press conference for a clash against San Jose Earthquakes.

"The first captain is Wayne Rooney second is Michael Carrick and last year the third captain was Mr Mike Smalling - sorry, I mean Chris Smalling!"

In another media conference the Dutchman would again make the gaffe, instead this time he called Chris ‘Michael’ much to the delight of the football world.

“David de Gea saved us, and after that Michael Smalling saved us.” 

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