Former Liverpool star back Louis van Gaal to success at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal has started his World Cup preparations with Holland
Louis van Gaal has started his World Cup preparations with Holland

Alex Ferguson and Louis van Gaal
Former Liverpool star Dirk Kuyt has backed Holland manager Louis van Gaal to succeed at Manchester United next season.

The 62-year-old manager will step down from his current post as the manager of the Dutch national team after their final game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against host nation Brazil on Saturday.

Holland’s dream of making it to the second consecutive finals were dashed after they were knocked out of the tournament by Argentina on penalties in the semi-final fixture earlier this week.

Van Gaal will take over the reigns at Old Trafford and Kuty, who is currently with the Holland national team believes “winner” Van Gaal is hungry for success.

“There was only one thing for this coach and he just wanted to win this cup. That is the type of coach he is, he just wants to win things,” Kuyt told the reporters.

“He is desperate to be successful and I am sure he is going to be successful in his next job [as Manchester United manager]. The spirit is part of everyone. Of course the coach is leading us but team spirit is amazing.”

“The 23 players were really important and almost everyone played except for Michel Vorm, and that says a lot about this team. We are not 11 players, we are 22 players and an enormous staff of 26 people and everyone played their part in this success,” he added.

United have endured a poor run in all competitions last season under the managerial guidance of David Moyes. From being the champions of England, the Red Devils finished seventh in the league table and are out of the Champions League next season.

The Red Devils faithful would be hoping Van Gaal emulates his Holland form for United and help the Old Trafford club become the best team in England next season. However, they will face tough competition from Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool.

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