Louis van Gaal finally took over as the new Manchester United boss here at Old Trafford amid lots of expectations. He replaced former manager Moyes who had to be fired all of a sudden after he failed to defend their league title. Bosses had since been in search for a suitable replacement for the most desiring job and ultimately found their man in 62-year-old Dutch football manager who had been a strict but proving mentor in his long running soccer career. Knowingly, managing a team anywhere in the world and dong the same in England are two completely things; and Gaal understands this and he is prepared to face criticisms for his actions he has planned to initiate on his English job. Actually, Manchester United has always been a top performer in both English and European circuits that is why when this high profile side failed to finish among the top four in the English Premier league, club think-tank had to act promptly to maintain fans confidence.
Experts are counting on some of the biggest challenges new manager is going to face on English soil and one of them would surely be winning the confidence of players United want to bring into the side – area where former manager failed miserably. If we recall some of the public statements made by the Dutch manager after signing the English job, he looks optimistic none on his target players would refuse his offer, though money has never been a problem with The Red Devils it is the mentor and his negotiation skills that used to affect the fate of new deals. Many believe, Gaal has lots of potentials to improve the side show both in and out of the field including strategically refining players’ public speeches and following a strict disciplinary behavior throughout the season.
Since, United is not going to impart in the European league this year, Gaal can concentrate on English season completely which is actually a good news for the new manager. Apart from his strategic approach, Gaal would have to work hard to upraise the confidence level of the team – especially after they finished last season residing on the seventh place. Former United skipper Bryan Robson has full confidence on the new entrant into the managerial shoe, he said, “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.
“A lot of the players let themselves down and didn’t perform the way they had under Sir Alex. They will be up for the challenge and will be excited by the new coach.”