The 24-year-old goalkeeper is hoping for a chance under Manchester United's new boss.
Amos said he waited at the start of last season to try and impress David Moyes who took over from Sir Alex Ferguson last summer, but his reign was a brief one after he was sacked as United boss in April.
He wasn't given any game time under the Scot and ended up on loan at Carlisle, and he now hopes to make an impression on van Gaal - who seems to be of the opinion that everyone will get a chance under his stewardship.
Amos told the official club website: "Last season was a bit of a non-season for me, to be honest," he adds. "I waited to go on loan early doors as I fancied having a go at impressing the last manager. As it turned out I didn't get an opportunity so that left me looking for games in January. I went out on loan and got those under my belt and really enjoyed that [with Carlisle].
"This season, hopefully I can force my way in and get some games. Everybody starts on the same page now and everyone’s out to impress. All being well, I can make a positive impression."
However with less games for United to play this campaign, given they no European football to contend with, it looks as though it will be a harder task for Amos.
David De Gea's form in goal last season was one of few positives with some even saying the Spaniard was the league's best goalkeeper, even if it wasn't enough to prevent his side from finishing as low as seventh.
Anders Lindegaard appears to have been the main deputy to De Gea for the past couple of seasons which inevitably makes the task Amos faces all the more difficult.