It may sound crazy, but van Gaal thinks it could work.
Louis van Gaal has taken the bizarre step to employ a so-called ‘Zen master’ to help improve his Manchester United squad, reports CaughtOffside.
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The Red Devils have arguably improved this season under the Dutchman, but their 1-0 home defeat to Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday showed their problems are far from being addressed.
That is why van Gaal has gotten Thai boxing trainer, Grandmaster Sken, to come and speak to captain Wayne Rooney and the rest of his United squad.
The 63-year-old wants Stockport-based Sken to bring calmness, respect, discipline and Dhamma (knowledge and wisdom) to the team and thinks it will help improve injury problems and results on the pitch.
He has been invited to Carrington initially for a one-off session.