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5 Crazy Things You Missed: Van Gaal is charitable, Suarez is a 20, Walcott’s boy has full-kit

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Often some of the funniest, most interesting and quirky moments in sport go almost unnoticed, rarely featured in reports or blog posts.

So here are five ridiculous things you may not have already seen or heard about from the last few days.

Did you see anything particularly noteworthy that passed off without mention? Feel free to bring it to our attention in the comments section below...

1) Van Gaal’s kind gesture gets United reign off to bright start

With all eyes on him for the foreseeable Premier League future, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal got his Old Trafford tenure off to the best possible start with a huge charitable gesture. The Sun report that, since LVG does not use an agent, the club saved around £600,000 in third-party fees when the Dutchman signed on. However, van Gaal insisted the club pass that figure on to charity and then matched it himself, meaning over £1million has gone to a worthy cause. If only everyone in football was smart enough to negotiate their own career and not rely on agents, eh?

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2) Suarez gets hilarious stats makeover on Football Manager

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Many diehard fans tend to use the ‘Football Manager’ system to gauge players in real life anyway, and a preview into the latest edition – FM2015 – suggests Barcelona’s new signing Luis Suarez will not get away from his biter reputation any time soon. A screencap, which may or may not be legit (but who cares?) gives him the magical ‘perfect’ 20 rating in a new category – you guessed it, biting. In a nice touch, he’s also been allocated 20/20 for the very real attribute of aggression.

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3) Theo Walcott ensures baby son becomes an Arsenal fan

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Though injured Theo Walcott has had a miserable 2014 professionally thus far, his personal life has been a memorable one. In April he became a father for the first time when his wife, Melanie Slade, gave birth to a boy named Finley. And here is dad’s present for his now three-month-old lad.

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4) The most evil World Cup cake you’ll ever see

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Know any Argentine football fans you really don’t like much? Want to prolong their anguish even after the agony of their World Cup final defeat to Germany has finally begun to subside? Order them a cake like this and enjoy the look on their face as they cut open such a wonderful gesture as a cake decked out in their national colours.

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5) Move over, ‘Man Getting Hit By Football’

Enjoy the iconic old Simpsons episode where Hans Moleman wins an award at a film festival for being recorded taking an American football to the groin? You’ll probably love this magical footage on YouTube.

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