But following the departure of the not quite Chosen One David Moyes, it’s only right that Manchester United fans look forward to the upcoming season.
Pre-season has gone swimmingly so far, fans are happy and the players are toeing the line. What a welcome change from last season.
Here are five reasons why Manchester United fans should be excited by the appointment of Louis van Gaal.
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Manchester United fans. Do you think that Van Gaal is really the man for the job? Can he take your club right back to the top of English football? Let us know your thoughts below or tweet us @LaFootyettes.