Previous
Deportivo La Coruña
Getafe
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Schalke 04
FC Augsburg
7:30 PM GMT
Game Details
AS Monaco
Stade de Reims
7:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Norwich City
Bolton Wanderers
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
Monterrey
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Next

Wilshere injury short term

Arsenal news about an hour ago
Read

50-50: Man City vs. Man United

Manchester Derby 2 hours ago
Read

Man Utd rue failure to land Kompany

Manchester derby 2 hours ago
Read

Gerrard hints at exit

Liverpool 9 hours ago
Read
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Jul 16, 2014

Van Gaal starts as United manager

FC's Shaka Hislop reacts to the announcement that Adidas will take over as Manchester United's kit sponsor. Hislop indicates this is a signal of intent for United and Adidas, as Manchester United are among the biggest brands in the world.

Louis van Gaal begins work as Manchester United manager on Wednesday as he plans for the 2014-15 season at Old Trafford.

- Brewin: All the Prem moves you've missed

Van Gaal's arrival was delayed while he was in charge of Netherlands at the 2014 World Cup, with the nation finishing third.

The Dutchman takes up his post with the Premier League club this week before holding his first news conference as United boss on Thursday.

Meanwhile, former United skipper Bryan Robson has told BBC Sport that he believes Van Gaal can get the side back on track, after they finished seventh in the Premier League under David Moyes last term.

"You could see Netherlands were very well organised in the World Cup and there was discipline. Hopefully, he can bring that to Manchester. I think he will," Robson said.

"They can bounce back straight away. His CV is great. He's got great experience with top clubs and top players."

He added: "A lot of the players let themselves down [last season] and didn't perform the way they had under Sir Alex [Ferguson].

"They will be up for the challenge and will be excited by the new coach."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.