Former coach of Manchester united, Louis van gaal was sacked in may but van gaal had big plans if he had been allowed to see out his contract. One of the plans involved introducing virtual reality headsets to the team training.
This reality goggles are said to aid both game play and tactical analysis, helping players to see clips shot through their own eyes during matches. This technology is already being used at Holland team PSV Eindhoven this season.
Van gaal’s performance analyst Max Reckers who was also heavily criticized for neglecting positives and pointing out the team’s weaknesses in clips he provided at team meetings said that before van gaal was sacked, the headsets were already on the table in Manchester.
He went on to describe van gaal as “the type of man open to new technology”. Reckers spent time with van gaal at various clubs like Bayern Munich, AZ Alkmaar, Holland national team before moving to Manchester united.
Arguments came up that players do not respond to video clips and experts are still searching for new ways of sending messages but Louis van gaal made of use of the virtual reality headsets in the build up to Holland’s world cup run two years ago at Brazil.
The introduction of reality headsets to Manchester United’s training would have enabled the players to pause footage on the headset to take an all round look at what was around them at specific points. The virtual reality headsets were developed by beyond sport.