But things won’t be as easy as it seems for the new manager. Had he took over from where Sir Alex Ferguson left the club, things could be much easier than now. It would be much easier to carry forward a title winning team rather than this woeful Manchester United squad. But after an end of disastrous campaign by David Moyes, which was a humiliation for Manchester United in every aspect in which Red Devils fell to their lowest position in English Premier League history, Van Gaal has deep holes to fill in his new job. He has to reorganize a team which was dismantled by his ancestor Moyes. At the end of last season, players like Rooney and Van Persie had lost their golden touch in just 1 year.
When in charge of AJAX form 1991-1997, Van Gaal managed to produce one of the most decorated club in Dutch history. But even there, it took him three seasons to grab his first Eredivise title.
After a slow start in Barcelona Van Gaal managed to win Liga BBVA title in two successive years. During his 1st year he managed to grab the LA Liga title however, his team was crashed out of the group stages from UEFA Champions League.
- In his last club job with FC Bayern Munich, he managed to won just 5 of his first 13 match in charge. He lasted less than 2 years at the German Giants, even though he managed to win a League title there
So patience is the key for Manchester United. And Van Gaal has just 29 days to prepare for the new season. It’s not an easy task but Manchester United fans will be thinking that their glory days shall be returning sooner than later.