Controversial Dutchman at it again! First Moyes, then Wenger and now Van Gaal

Louis Van Gaal

Raymond Verheijen, the man who labelled the Arsenal and former Manchester United manager's training style as 'prehistoric', has hit out at countryman Louis van Gaal for his World Cup training methods.

So called ‘Dutch fitness expert’ Raymond Verheijen is at it again, this time slamming countryman Louis van Gaal for putting the Netherlands national team team through double training sessions after a long season.

Writing on his Twitter account, the coach said: ‘Holland looked tired & slow last night vs Wales. As expected, muscle injuries start to accumulate after weeks of intensive & double sessions.

‘Fit but tired players who have to train intensively twice a day will accumulate even more fatigue. Injury risk will increase dramatically.

‘Why are these NT [national team] coaches pushing their players so hard after a long season?’

Louis van Gaal isn’t the first Premier League, or at least Premier League bound, manager he has slated in the past few years either, nor do I believe he will be the last.

Last season, he mocked the Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, as prehistoric for sticking to his training methods despite accumulating many injuries, and even blamed the French manager for the injury to Theo Walcott.

However, it was David Moyes that came under Verheijen microscope more than anyone else as he labelled the former Everton manager ‘a dinosaur’ for, apparently, overtraining Robin Van Persie in United’s pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia.

Nevertheless, the injury to Robin van Persie, which incited the rant, has been played down and the Manchester United attacker should look to be in the starting eleven when the Dutch side play in their World Cup opener crunch tie with group favourite Spain.

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