A QUESTION OF UNITED – Q10

QUESTION

What player in his squad did Louis van Gaal mistakenly refer to as ‘Mike” in two press conferences during his two years as the manager of Manchester United, 2014-16?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER

In the history of Newton Heath Football Club (1878-1902) and Manchester United Football Club (1902-Present), only eight players who were born in Africa have pulled on the famous jersey for the club. Gary Bailey, Manchester United goalkeeper from 1978-87, was signed by Manchester United from Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa but Bailey was born in Ipswich, England on 9 August 1958.

Quinton Fortune – South Africa – 126 games – 11 goals: 1999-2006

Eric Djemba Djemba – Cameroon – 39 games – 2 goals: 2003-05

Mateus Alberto Contreiras Goncalves (Manucho) – Angola – 3 games – 0 goals: 2008-09
Mame Biran Diouf – Senegal – 9 games – 1 goals: 2009-12

Wilfried Zaha – Ivory Coast – 4 games – 0 goals: 2013-15

Eric Bailly – Ivory Coast: 2016-Present

Odion Ighalo – Nigeria – 23 games – 5 goals: 2020-21

Amad Diallo – Ivory Coast: 2021-Present

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