02/10/2014 10:32 BST | Updated 02/10/2014 10:59 BST

Manchester United Players Experience Louis Van Gaal's Boot Camp Training (Pictures)

Louis van Gaal has a temper to match Gunnery Sergeant Hartman's from Full Metal Jacket, and he mirrored R. Lee Ermey's fearsome drill instructor during Manchester United training on Thursday.

Van Gaal has introduced double sessions at Carrington and United's players have become accustomed to repeating one-touch passing drills in an effort to hone their technique.

Although the Dutchman oversaw a long overdue cull at the club, plenty who played pitifully under David Moyes are still at the club.

So seeing them lift hefty dumbbells at Van Gaal's boot camp should placate those fans who suffered through last season's shoddiness.

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