ManU Football Club tracks it’s Players during training using a $810,000 camera system

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal (Image Credit sports360)
Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal (Image Credit sports360)

The new Manchester United coach Louis Van Gaal (above) is making several changes at the soccer club, but what has aroused people’s curiosity are the cameras that have stated popping up around the pitch. According to ESPN, the club has spent over $810,000 (£500,000) on camera equipment at their club’s training grounds in Carrington, England.

The team’s Defender Johnny Evans told members of the press

[signoff predefined=”Movie Review Signoff” icon=”icon-username”]”We have this system at the minute where he can watch us on the pitch. A lot of teams use it but we are looking into it in quite a lot of detail. He is saying ‘you should be five yards to the right’, we are able to see things that are happening live on the pitch. We went through a video recently and I was 10 yards out of position.”[/signoff]

 The players are now on a pre-season tour of the US, and this surveillance is being used to study player movements during the matches. Whether this footage from these cameras will make it to main stream TV is yet to be seen. The club is now on a It isn’t hard to see why technology like this can’t make it into the football world.
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