Video: Louis van Gaal sings "When I'm Sixty Four" by the Beatles
Louis van Gaal cemented his reputation as one of the most eccentric managers in England when he burst into song at his recent post-match press conference after Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford. The Manchester United manager turned 64 on the day of his side’s first Premier League game of the season and seemed delighted with the result, making another addition to his wide array of eccentric press conference moments.
When asked by the press whether the win against Tottenham and the three points made a decent 64th birthday present, van Gaal started crooning the classic 1967 Beatles track When I’m Sixty-Four, which was sung by Paul McCartney.
“The Beatles have a song,” he said, before briefly singing the song. He went on to add: “When you hear what they are singing, all my wishes are fulfilled.”
One of his most famous press conference moments last season was when handed out a ‘dossier’ to the press to prove that his side didn’t play many long balls. He had also referred to Chris Smalling as ‘Mike’ during United’s pre-season tour, although the United defender simply laughed it off.