Dutchman Louis van Gaal has been unveiled as their new manager, taking over from the disaster that was David Moyes.
Van Gaal has pedigree, there is no doubt, and the fact that he can not only attract top players but also has a proven track record in the game is something that Manchester United fans have been jumping for joy at given their shall we say, difficulties under Moyes.
Not only has the Dutchman already been given a reported £200 million war chest to attract players to the club but he has appointed Ryan Giggs as his number two – a move that clearly shows he will not be falling into the same trap as David Moyes, who of course let all the previous backroom staff leave when he took over at the club.
Giggs has finally hung up his boots after reaching the age of 40 years and five months, and will now carry on the road to becoming what many people assume will be the eventual manager of United.
On being given the job, Van Gaal claimed: “It was always a wish for me to work in the Premier League. To work as a manager for Manchester United, the biggest club in the world, makes me very proud.
“I have managed in games at Old Trafford before and know what an incredible arena Old Trafford is and how passionate and knowledgeable the fans are. This club has big ambitions; I too have big ambitions. Together I’m sure we will make history.”