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Van Gaal will end Manchester United slump - Ronald de Boer

The 62-year-old manager's impressive grasp of tactics and togetherness will allow him to bring the Red Devils back to the top, says the former Netherlands midfielder

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's tactical acumen will make him a success in the Premier League, says Ronald de Boer.

De Boer worked closely as a player under Van Gaal at club level with both Ajax and Barcelona as well as internationally with Netherlands.

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Van Gaal's Old Trafford tenure will officially get under way when the 62-year-old's time as Oranje coach finishes after the World Cup and De Boer is in no doubt that the veteran will immediately lift spirits at United following David Moyes's ill-fated spell in charge.

He told MUTV: "I think you are getting one of the best managers in the world so the chance of success is high.

"I believe that, especially when you have patience, he will get success because he's so determined to do well but also he has a great vision.

"On his tactics, he will know the weak points of the opponents and what the team needs so he can really make a very strong team and a team that believes in each other.

"Sometimes it takes time to get that belief from the players. Some will not accept that and will drop off but, when you have everybody together, believe me, you will have great success.

"I've seen so many coaches and he stands out so far ahead."

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