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Manchester United boss gives players clear messgae on fan engagement

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He may have allowing his players to spend Christmas Day with their families but his strict discipline is there for all to see - millionaire superstar or not.

And Van Gaal is attempting to bring fans closer to United's stars by getting them to mingle at Old Trafford and their Carrington training ground.

The Dutchman has banned players from having their cars driven to the stadium gates - so they have to walk through supporters and sign autographs for fans before driving off.

According to the Daily Mail: "The manager reckoned the players had come detached from the supporters and he thinks that the fans are the most important people at the club.

"The players used to jump straight into waiting cars and they'd be gone but that's all changed now.

"And it's not just at the stadium. At Carrington recently, the players were waiting for the bus to leave to take them to the hotel before a match and one of the staff asked Falcao to get off and go and sign some autographs for the punters who'd turned up. It's good to see."

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