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The Dutchman has already stamped his mark in Manchester with new pitches and floodlights set to be installed but has gone one further by setting up a system of cameras

VAN GAAL SETS UP MANCHESTER UNITED SPY NETWORK

Louis van Gaal will be keeping a close eye on his Manchester United players this summer - a very close eye.

The Dutchman had a team of technicians from his homeland dispatched to the club's Carrington training centre last week to install surveillance cameras around the training pitches.

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There will be nowhere to hide for the likes of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, with the cameras powerful enough to zoom right into the players' faces, making it possible to check for signs of fatigue.

Each camera is linked up to a nerve centre portakabin complete with several screens and the footage will be pored over by Van Gaal and his team of coaches.

The new Red Devils boss has already looked to stamp his authority on Carrington, having publicly complained about its vulnerability to the Manchester winds.

He was also dismayed to learn that the playing surfaces do not match the one used at Old Trafford and asked for changes to be made, at a cost of £3 million.

Beds are to be installed so that the club's stars will be able to sleep off their gruelling morning training sessions before going again in the afternoon - under floodlights, which are also to be erected as part of Van Gaal's overhaul.

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