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Louis van Gaal believes Man United’s commercial interests have a bad impact on pre-season

Louis van Gaal has had a go at Manchester United’s pre-season tour planning.

The Red Devils are currently in America for a couple of high profile warm-up games against the LA Galaxy, Roma, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. 

The new United boss was asked for his thoughts on United’s extensive pre-season touring schedule on Tuesday, and the Dutch boss, who was not in the Old Trafford hot-seat when the timetable was finalised, had no problem expressing his negative feelings on the issue.

Van Gaal told the press:

We have to prepare for the season and when you have a lot of commercial activities also for the players, and you have to travel distances, you have to fly a lot, you have also jet lag, and that is not very positive for a good preparation.

But the tour was already arranged (before I became manager) so I have to adapt and I shall adapt.