Was Van Gaal supposed to be a tough guy?

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.

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