Louis van Gaal has earned a reputation as one of the toughest coaches in the business, but these images from the US show that the Dutchman has a soft side.
With Wayne Rooney practising whipping over a few corners at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, the new Manchester United manager decides to offer 'Wazza' a few points on where he is going wrong.
When the England forward comes up with the goods seconds later as the ball finds the net, a delighted Van Gaal immediately rushes over to give him a massive hug.
Rooney, slightly taken aback, sports a broad grin as the former Netherlands manager continues the session.
United play their first match under Van Gaal when they meet Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy later tonight.
Let us hope their bromance holds up when the real action of the Premier League begins next month.
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