ManU Manager Louis Van Gaal Demands Improvements At Club's Training Complex
ManU Manager Louis van Gaal has "continued his demands for improvements to the training complex he inherited, by ordering the creation of two superior training pitches" which will be laid using the "same turf as his players will perform on at Old Trafford," according to Ian Herbert of the London INDEPENDENT. Van Gaal revealed last week that he is "unhappy with the windy nature of the training complex" which Alex Ferguson viewed as one of his "great legacies, prompting the club to plant trees which will act as a barrier." He added that the training ground pitches are "also unsatisfactory, leading United to seek a rapid solution by ripping up two training pitches" and replacing them with the new Dessograssmaster surface which is in place at Old Trafford and Wembley. The "immediacy with which the work has been undertaken underlines the assertiveness and decisiveness" which ManU Exec Vice-Chair Ed Woodward "consider to be among Van Gaal’s key assets" (INDEPENDENT, 7/22).