The lucrative deal will make him one of the best paid managers in the Premier League alongside Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho.
As has been said previously, De Telegraaf have been bang on the money since first reporting the Van Gaal to United deal back on 26 April so it is fair to say their sources are strong and credible.
If you want a coach of Van Gaal’s stature, you’ve got to pay for it. His wages are no way near the eyewatering €17m that Pep Guardiola wears at Bayern Munich but they needn’t be.
It’s been less than 24 hours since the appointment of Van Gaal but there is already a real air of excitement about next season already.
Instead of having a manager who Sir Alex Ferguson implored us to stand behind, we have a proven winner who we all want to stand behind.