Man United boss Louis van Gaal to make Old Trafford bow against Valencia

Louis van Gaal will make his first appearance in the Old Trafford dugout in a pre-season friendly against Valencia

Louis van Gaal will take over at United after the World Cup Photo: Fifa

Louis van Gaal will make his first appearance in the Manchester United dugout at Old Trafford in a pre-season friendly against Valencia on 12 August.

The 62-year-old is to oversee his final game in charge of the Netherlands when they take on Brazil in Saturday’s World Cup third-place play-off before taking the reins at the Premier League club.

And United have confirmed that Van Gaal will take charge of his first game at the club’s home ground against the Spanish side next month.

“This event marks the start of the next chapter at Old Trafford. With a new manager and new players making their first appearances in front of a home crowd,” said group managing director Richard Arnold.

The match is also likely to see new signings Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw play in front of the Old Trafford crowd for the first time.

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