Van Gaal frustrated by Man Utd foreign tours

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says they won't be going on tour next summer.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says they won't be going on tour next summer.

Van Gaal spoke on Wednesday morning in California ahead of Thursday night’s opening US tour game against LA Galaxy at the Pasadena Rose Bowl.

Asked if commercial obligations could impinge on the football at United, Van Gaal said: "More or less. We have to prepare the season and when you have commercial activities and dreadful distances, having to fly a lot and the jet lag, it is not very positive for a good preparation.

"The tour was already arranged and I shall adapt and United will do everything to apply to my rules, but I have said that already."

Van Gaal says next summer things will be different.

"Yes, I hope that (it will be shorter)," he said.

"But the club have already said that to me and I am very confident that it shall be."

 
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