Photos: Louis van Gaal’s Man United unveiling and first news conference

Photos: Louis van Gaal faces the media for the first time as Manchester United manager

Louis van Gaal faced the media for the first time as Manchester United manager on Thursday.

The 62-year-old, who has signed a three-year deal with the Red Devils to become David Moyes’ successor at Old Trafford, arrived at the club on Wednesday after his Netherlands side finished third at the World Cup in Brazil.

The Dutchman was presented to the gathered journalists alongside Sir Bobby Charlton and had plenty to say at his first United news conference, including outlining his transfer plans and the decision about who to appoint as the club’s new captain.

Here is a selection of the best pictures from Van Gaal’s first media briefing as United boss.

Alan Shearer (Photo: BBC Sport / Screengrab)
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Gary Neville
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Roy Keane
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Alan Shearer (Photo: BBC Sport / Screengrab)
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Gary Neville
Gary Neville: Man United star Mason Greenwood is on a 'different level'
Paul Merson
Paul Merson: Harry Kane would be 'perfect' for Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v FC Porto
Roy Keane
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