Ryan Giggs impressed by Louis van Gaal
Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs believes new boss Louis van Gaal's meticulous attention to detail is already starting to pay off.
The Reds impressed on Tour 2014, presented by Aon, and the Dutchman's methods appear to be going down well with the players. As Giggs adjusts to life without playing football, he sat down with MUTV for an exclusive interview and analysed the impact being made by the Dutchman.
"He's not going to be overwhelmed," explained the United legend. "Even the manager has realised how big this club is in the short space of time he has been here. The crowds for friendlies are 'unbelievable' in his words. He's managed at the top level for a long, long time and won't be intimidated or afraid of managing Manchester United.
"I think he's a great character. He is, first and foremost, a leader and demands respect, demands discipline and a real sort of detailed structure. But, within that structure, there is obviously freedom to move. It's been great - the players have really enjoyed it so far and I certainly have."
When asked about the planning, he replied: "It is meticulous, right down to meeting for breakfast, and for lunch, and even the team meetings that we have. Plus the training. Everything is structured and really detailed. I think the lads have all enjoyed all the things that have come that are a little bit different."