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WATCH: It’s not so hard — Louis van Gaal gives simple shooting lesson

Jul 24, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT

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The manager has an otherwordly resume and the player captains his national team, but the lesson Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal gives Antonio Valencia is anything but special.

“Before you shoot you have to look at the goalkeeper” is among the lines LVG gives to Valencia, one of myriad examples that coaching one of the world’s greatest clubs involves going back to basics and some of the same phrases at any U-12 training ground.

The video comes courtesy of It’s an oddly-amusing watch.

See what the goalkeeper is doing and then shoot. Why didn’t Antonio think of that earlier?!?

  1. granadafan - Jul 24, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Well, his advice worked. Rooney had two goals last night.

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