The 62-year-old Netherlands coach, who has signed a three-year deal with the Red Devils, will take charge at Old Trafford after the conclusion of the World Cup in Brazil.
I think it will be an interesting time
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
And former Chelsea striker Hasselbaink feels Van Gaal is set to be a success at United thanks to his previous experiences at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
“Van Gaal has got so much experience. He has worked with big players at Barcelona, big players at Bayern Munich, been already the Dutch national coach, it’s the second time for him,” Hasselbaink told Sky Sports News.
“He has won the Champions League, he’s got lots of experience and he knows how to manipulate things. I think it will be an interesting time.”
Hasselbaink, who played under Van Gaal in 2002, is tipping the Netherlands to go deeper into the World Cup.
“In 96 when there was a lot of trouble, you had a lot of big hitters, big name players in that squad. Now you have a lot of young players that Van Gaal has chosen very smartly, you have some players who have done it, who have been 10, 12 years in the mix and who have played in World Cups already, he has made a team out of it,” Hasselbaink added.
“Made a team with young players and players who want to play for each other. The spirit is very good.”
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