The striker is looking forward to working with his Netherlands coach at Old Trafford, but says the 62-year-old's training regimes are nothing like he has experienced elsewhere
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But while the striker is relishing the chance to link up with Van Gaal at club level, he has told his team-mates to expect an "intense" atmosphere.
"I have never had a relationship with a coach like I have with Van Gaal, it's very special," Van Persie is quoted as saying by The Sun.
"Every training session is intense. He is on our backs every minute. There is no space to relax, he demands full focus.
"We work very hard for a maximum one hour [and] 15 minutes, never longer. But these 75 minutes are enormously intense."
Van Gaal and Van Persie are both currently in Portugal at the Netherlands' pre-World Cup training camp.