The Dutchman has a tough task on his hands at Old Trafford.
Manchester United will be looking to put the horrors of the 2013/14 season behind them this summer, as David Moyes’ 10-month tenure as manager just about broke them.
To be fair to the Scot succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson was no easy task, but a seventh place finish with their lowest ever Premier League points tally and no European football for the first time since 1981 has to be considered a failure.
So as expected Moyes was sacked and legendary Dutchman Louis van Gaal has been appointed as the next man in charge at Old Trafford, where changes to the squad are expected.
Here is how the 62-year-old could shake things up.
One area where things actually look pretty good currently, as after becoming the second most expensive ‘keeper of all time in 2011 David de Gea has just steadily improved.
The erratic behaviour and costly mistakes that tarnished his early career with the Red Devils is all but gone and the Spaniard was one of the few positives in the team last term.
Anders Lindegaard is expected to leave as the Dane seeks more regular first team football and van Gaal will therefore have to decide if Ben Amos is adequate enough cover for de Gea or not.