Louis Van Gaal unhappy with Manchester United pre season schedule

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New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has questioned the club’s wisdom of planning a pre-season tour that will see his players travel huge distances across north America.


However, the Dutchman has been delighted by the application of his squad as they prepare for the new Premier League season.

The Reds open their tour in the early hours of Thursday morning when they face Los Angeles Galaxy at the Pasadena Rose Bowl in California.

And should they reach the final of the International Champions Cup, they will have journeyed around 13,500 miles during a two-and-a-half-week period.

After the game in LA, United travel to Denver, Washington DC and Detroit and should they top their group – which also contains Roma, Real Madrid and Inter Milan – they will then make a three-hour flight to Miami.

In between these matches, the players have to appear at sponsors’ events while they are also duty-bound to conduct various press interviews.

Van Gaal admits: “We have to prepare for the season and when you have a lot of commercial activities also for the players, and you have to travel distances, you have to fly a lot, you have also jet lag, and that is not very positive for a good preparation

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