Edwin van der Sar has played under his compatriot and took to social media to welcome him to Old Trafford.
The experienced Dutch coach will move to Old Trafford after this summer’s World Cup in a deal that has been widely praised in the football community.
Van Gaal’s appointment has been treated with words of praise from former United stopper Edwin van der Sar.
The now-retired custodian played under the Dutch boss and has stated that Van Gaal has all the attributes to be a success.
Van Gaal is expected to be handed a significant transfer warchest to improve his inherited squad after a disappointing 2013-14 season.
Ryan Giggs has been appointed as the new man’s number two in a move that will be popular with the club’s fans.