VIDEO: Louis van Gaal gives Wayne Rooney huge hug during training

Louis Van Gaal

New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has began dishing out hugs in training with Wayne Rooney on the receiving end of a quite big one.

There has been various reportage and debate on whether the new United boss would get on with the club's highest paid player.

Many expect Robin van Persie, when he returns to training, to be van Gaal's poster boy and to be the man who's selected to captain the Red Devils for the forthcoming Premier League season.

However the video above shows that Rooney could still hold a place in van Gaal's heart, after the pair shared a very warm embrace during a training season ahead of their pre-season friendly against LA Galaxy.

The clip shot by a fan at United's open training season shows Rooney curling in a near-post corner, which is fumbled just wide of the goal by a goalkeeper, whom of which is not very clear.

The manager appearing delighted, turns to Rooney arms aloft and gives him a big hug, much to the satisfaction of the cheering crowd.

Van Gaal walks off acknowledging the crowd with a wave, whilst Rooney looking slightly embarrassed goes to line up another corner.

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