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Van Gaal's United debut will be in U.S.

ESPN FC's Andre Kfouri speaks about Louis van Gaal and how he feels Argentina has not impressed.

Manchester United have confirmed new manager Louis van Gaal will join up with the club for their full preseason tour.

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A number of the club's World Cup players, including Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, David de Gea and Shinji Kagawa, as well as new signings Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera, will also depart for the United States on July 18.

The Dutchman is due to take charge at Old Trafford as soon as his commitments with the Netherlands national side are over, which could be just five days after the tournament in Brazil ends.

A United statement read: "Fresh from his exploits at the 2014 Fifa World Cup, new manager Louis van Gaal will be part of the full tour with his first match in charge of United taking place against LA Galaxy in the Chevrolet Cup at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 23."

The Oranje have reached the World Cup semifinals against Argentina and hope to be involved in Sunday's final in Rio against either Germany or hosts Brazil: even if they lose to the Albiceleste, they will still be playing on Saturday in the third-place playoff.

Rooney's participation in the World Cup, along with the other England players, came to an end on June 24, which means they will have had less than four weeks off before beginning preseason preparations -- but their presence will be a boost for Van Gaal as he begins work immediately.

Netherlands striker Robin van Persie is not expected to link up with the squad until August, as he has struggled for fitness in the latter stages of the World Cup.

United play LA Galaxy on July 23 before games in the International Champions Cup against Roma, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

Should they reach the final of that competition -- which also features Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester City -- they would play in Miami on Aug. 4.

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