International Champions Cup Final: What Louis Van Gaal Learned

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International Champions Cup Final: What Louis Van Gaal Learned
J Pat Carter/Associated Press

A fine second-half turnaround saw Manchester United win the International Champions Cup final, but what can their new manager take from the game?

Louis van Gaal's men struggled to find the fluidity of passing and solidity of defence that had defined their performances prior to this game. The heat, humidity and tiredness from the rigours of the tour may all have contributed to United's inability to find their best form.

However, two goals in a three-minute spell in the second half saw the Red Devils wrest control of the game from their fierce rivals.

Liverpool had chances to extend their lead when the score stood at 1-0, but Jesse Lingard's fine strike lead to an eventual 3-1 scoreline. Once the players on Van Gaal's side had their noses in front, they never looked like they would lose.

It was a game which saw a very promising pre-season tour reach a satisfying conclusion for Van Gaal.

Here are some things he may have learned from watching it.

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