Louis van Gaal Teaches Manchester United Players How to Shoot in Training

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 23, 2014


Louis van Gaal gave Manchester United fans a little bit of a glimpse into his style of management in a clip from a training session on the Red Devils' tour of the USA.  

The Dutchman approached Wayne Rooney (who is chasing down Sir Bobby Charlton's record as the top goalscorer in Manchester United history) and Antonio Valencia and explained to them how to shoot at goal after first calling the England international out by his surname:

Before you shoot you have to look at the goalkeeper, and then your shot doesn't need to be very hard. It has to be in the corners. You can see what the goalkeeper is doing: is he like that [goes one way] or like that [goes the other]? Then you have to shoot. Keep noticing that.

Later in the clip, he is spotted explaining a similar point to Phil Jones. 

Van Gaal clearly isn't overawed by reputations (as if we didn't know that already), but he also appears to be making an impression on Rooney—another clip of the duo shows Van Gaal giving the striker a hug after he sent in a fine corner.

[H/T 101 Great Goals]