Rival players and managers have had a week to digest the news that legendary Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, who has experienced great success with Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, will succeed David Moyes as Manchester United manager.
The 62-year-old, who takes the Netherlands national football team to the FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil, will begin his responsibilities at Old Trafford once the competition reaches it's conclusion.
One player tasked with making an impact at the World Cup, with England rather than Holland, is Jack Wilshere - and the Arsenal man could also be key when it comes to stifling United next season.
The midfielder talked up the coaching acquisition: "United have gone and got a top manager there," he is quoted by Sky Sports to have said.
He continued by remarking that the appointment was designed to send a message: "They're obviously sending it out that they're going to be up for it, and they're going to come back stronger."
van Gaal's appointment is deemed to benefit a number of United stars, particularly the younger players due to his experience in nurturing prospects into world-class athletes. He is also exceptional when it comes to transfer market activity.
After seemingly being rejected by Bayern Munich stars such as Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller, United have also been linked with moves for Southampton left back Luke Shaw, young Dutch duo Bruno Martins Indi and Jordy Claisie (both from Feyenoord) and Toni Kroos.