17 Jul 2014

Van Gaal arrives at Manchester United

7:56 am on 17 July 2014

Louis van Gaal's reign as Manchester United manager began today as he arrived at the club's training ground for the first time.

The Dutchman was appointed in May but has been in Brazil guiding the Netherlands to a third-placed finish at the World Cup.

United returned for pre-season training last week, with assistant Ryan Giggs taking charge in Van Gaal's absence.

The 62-year-old has been asked to rejuvenate United following last season's disappointing campaign under David Moyes.

And Van Gaal has said he is aiming to instil the same team unity at Old Trafford as the Dutch side displayed in Brazil.

A United squad containing new signings Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, bought in at a combined cost of 110 million dollars, head to the United States this weekend for a five-match tour.