This is not the Louis Van Gaal the Premier League was promised.
Nicknamed ‘The Iron Tulip’ we were told the former Dutch manager made Alex Ferguson look like a softie.
It would be his way or the highway and Rooney in particular was judged to be in for the shock of his life.
Judging by this video the reality is a little different.
The Man United team are currently in the US as part of a pre-season tour and trained in California yesterday.
Rooney took a corner as directed and Van Gaal congratulated him with a bear hug.
The Scouse footballer looked positively bashful afterwards.
We bet Fergie never doled out hugs on the training pitch.