DF: Matteo Darmian
The Italian international has been tipped to be a huge success at Old Trafford, and he will hope to immediately adjust to playing on the right flank.
MF: Bastian Schweinsteiger
Arguably the most important summer signing that Van Gaal will make, the former Bayern ace needs to be a commanding presence in the middle of the pitch.
MF: Morgan Schneiderlin
The Frenchman will allow Van Gaal to play his favoured 4-3-3 system and will provide solid assurance alongside Schweinsteiger in the middle.