Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal admits he worked players too hard last season

by Tanveer Arayan

Louis van Gaal has admitted his training methods are to blame for Manchester United’s injury crisis last season.

Man United’s players dropped like flies last term, particularly in the first half of the campaign.

In fact, van Gaal had to cope with more than 40 injuries before Christmas.

The Dutchman took responsibility for the crisis as he admitted he was training the squad too hard.

“That was my fault. I was training them harder but they were not used to training like that,” van Gaal said.

“Because I am convinced you have to train now they are used to that step. I also let go players because of that and I bought new players. I think they are more used to my training sessions. You can see that with the new players. You can see which players are always injured.”

United suffered injuries almost on a daily basis at points last season and the situation quickly became farcical. Thankfully, the squad hasn’t had a repeat this time around. Van Gaal will need all of his players fit and raring to go if United are to have a successful campaign, beginning with the Manchester derby this weekend.

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