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Louis Van Gaal To Skip Holiday To Take Up Post At Manchester United

The Dutchman will take charge at Old Trafford 72 hours after returning from World Cup.

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New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has decided not to take a holiday after guiding Netherlands at the 2014 World Cup and take up his post at Old Trafford 72 hours after leaving Brazil, according to Goal.

The 62-year-old is currently enjoying great success in South America with the Dutch national team and will try and guide them to doing one better than they did in 2010, where they were beaten in the final.

Van Gaal’s team take on Mexico in the last-16 and after recording maximum points in Group B after victories over Spain, Australia and Chile, are among the favourites to win the tournament.

The head coach agreed to take up the top position at United before the World Cup and it was expected the Dutchman would take a short break before officially taking charge at the Theatre of Dreams.

Yet Red Devils fans will be pleased to learn van Gaal is so committed to the cause by passing up a chance for a vacation and he and his wife have chosen a house in Manchester.

The new boss has a tough task on his hands to turn things around at United after their worst ever Premier League season in 2013/14 under the guidance of David Moyes.

However, things have started promisingly, as unlike last summer the club have organised new transfers early and have already secured Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw from Athletic Bilbao and Southampton respectively.

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