Louis Van Gaal plans to revolutionise Carrington

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Louis Van Gaal is renowned for his drastic measures and will begin his term at Manchester United by putting his own touch on their already exceptional training ground facilities.

The Dutchman has only been in charge since Wednesday, but according to Sunday's Mirror he already has a number of changes lined up, including stopping the wind that swirls around the training pitches.

Manchester United's training ground, Carrington, is a large open field and the amount of wind that reaches the pitches has always been an issue.

In his first press conference Van Gaal described the facilities as "fantastic" but also said: "It is an open field and there is always wind and wind is not always the friend of the players and the football. So we have to do something about that."

Key changes

Stopping the wind around the training pitches is just a minor change in comparison to the sleeping pods that Van Gaal supposedly wants installed in the facilities as he attempts to make his mark on the side.

Van Gaal has hinted that he may introduce double training sessions and the sleeping pods are designed to give the players maximum comfort and rest time..

Evening sessions

These may become vital to players at the club as Van Gaal restructures training schedules, which may include night sessions as the evenings get darker.

As well as the sleep pods, Van Gaal will also have floodlights installed on the main training pitch at Carrington to allow evening sessions and rip up the pitch to install the same grass system as at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal had already implemented these late sessions before his arrival, having his long term assistant Albert Stuivenberg and Ryan Giggs taking two sessions a day, the second being held at almost 5pm as a ploy to get players used to the new managers changes.

The new Old Trafford gaffer also enjoys working with a small group of players, usually just a group of 22 as to allow him to have an effective hands on approach with certain players.

United's facilities are rated as one of the best in Europe after its £22 million make-over in 2000 and then having a £25 million medical and sports science facility added in 2013.

Van Gaal is a stickler for perfection on and off the field and will view perfect training conditions as key to success on the field.

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