Juan Mata has endured a turbulent start to his United career but under the stewardship of Van Gaal, the world is his oyster and everybody expects him to flourish next season.
As for Wayne Rooney, the jury is out as to whether he will flourish or flounder under the iron fist of Van Gaal but he’s insisted he is looking forward to the challenge.
Michael Carrick also said he was excited to see what the new season brought and Rio Ferdinand wished United well.
Further afield, two ex-United goalkeepers sent their own messages – Edwin van der Sar and Raymond van der Gouw.
Big day at the club. Looking forward to start the new season! Día importante en el club, estoy deseando comenzar la nueva temporada! @ManUtd
— Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) May 19, 2014
Great to see Louis Van Gaal has been named @ManUtd manager. Looking forward to working with him
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) May 19, 2014
New manager in & Giggsy hanging his boots up. Can't wait to get started again, Looking forward to the next chapter…. #mufc
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) May 19, 2014
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 19, 2014
Fantastic opportunity for both @ManUtd as Louis van Gaal to connect their qualities in this crazy World of football! All the best in the UK!
— Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970) May 19, 2014
Fantastic. Louis van Gaal the new manager of MU. Good choice to see Ryan as his assistant.
— Raimond van der Gouw (@RaivanderGouw) May 19, 2014