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“He will relish and look forward to it. He has been at big clubs – Barcelona, Bayern Munich – and in my eyes he is now at the biggest club. He has a clear philosophy and is not afraid of taking over United,” explained the club legend.
Meanwhile, United coaches Nicky Butt and Phil Neville await to learn their fate as their roles at the Red Devils remain uncertain until Van Gaal reports for work next week.
In transfer news, United remain linked with Netherlands playmaker Wesley Sneijder following his performances at the World Cup in Brazil, with reports suggesting that Van Gaal could look to sign him from Galatasaray.
Vice-captain Patrice Evra is well ‘on his way' to Juventus, according to The Mirror, who also suggest that Bebe and Anderson may be offered a ‘second chance’ at Old Trafford under the new manager.
The veteran France defender is ‘on the brink’ of sealing a £2 million move to the Italian champions after eight years at Old Trafford.
Fiorentina have admitted that it will he hard to keep Juan Cuadrado this summer amid reports that United are eyeing a move for the Colombia winger. The club’s owner, Andrea Della Valle, has suggested that Barcelona are interested in the 26-year-old.
“To keep Cuadrado will be difficult but not impossible," he told reporters. "I am used to dealing with complicated challenges. It's not just Barcelona. There are many others."