Manchester United players and staff are buzzing over the early impact of manager Jose Mourinho.
The People says just a week into his reign, manager Mourinho has made his mark at Carrington with a series of changes designed to wipe out almost all trace of former boss Louis van Gaal.
The most significant step among a raft of new measures implemented by Mourinho has been the removal of the training-pitch cameras deployed by Van Gaal to track his stars during sessions.
The cameras, used for analysis by Van Gaal and his coaching team, were disliked by the players who saw them as a spying device, an intrusion and another unnecessary display of the Dutchman’s obsession with players adhering to his philosophy.
Footage from the cameras would occasionally be used in team meetings, which players eventually found tedious and a turn-off.
Mourinho has ordered them taken away, insisting to staff that he doesn’t need cameras to tell him what his own eyes can see.
The move has been instantly popular with the players, who have welcomed the new direction Mourinho is taking the first-team squad.