Louis Van Gaal: The Biography by Maarten Meijer, out in July.


"Van Gaal's record as a manager speaks volumes. Wherever he's been, to Bayern, to Barcelona, he's been very successful in whatever he does. Although he doesn't regularly stay long at these football clubs, whenever he's there he's always got success. So he's a man with a wealth of experience, he knows how to get the best out of players, we expect that when he comes to Man United. We know we're in a transitional period as a team. We had a very difficult time with David Moyes taking over from Alex Ferguson, but I'm sure with Van Gaal and his experience, his expertise and having Ryan Giggs as his assistant, I think that Man United will advance to be the force they once were but, again, we only just had one bad season in the last 20-odd years."