Van Gaal Wants New Club To Be Better Than The Dutch


New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has claimed that he wants his new club the better than the Dutch. The 62-year-old comes straight into the job after having finished with Netherlands. He left Netherlands with his head held high after managing to get the team into the semi-finals of the World Cup 2014. Many felt that they were quite unlucky to lose to Argentina on penalties. Still, as a consolation, van Gaal ensured that Netherlands finished third in the World Cup by winning the play-off against Brazil.

Van Gaal will have a tough job on his hands to sustain his reputation as one of the top managers in club football. He has won league titles at all of his biggest clubs, but repeating the same at Manchester United is going to be difficult especially because there is a lot of rebuilding work left at the club. United have already signed a couple of players at more than £ 50 million. The number signings at United includes Luke Shaw, who has become the most expensive teenager at £ 30 million. Since there will be a mixture of players in the United team, van Gaal will have his work cut out in order to get them playing in the way he wants.

Still, he has set an ambitious target of making this United team as good as the Dutch national team. "I hope the group in Manchester will become like this one. We have to sing from the same hymn sheet. I have top staff. They are great people. My players were even better. It was a great group. I hope at Manchester United I can do my best. I will do my best. Whether that's enough for the fans I will wait and see, but I genuinely hope that will be the case," said Van Gaal.