Ruud Gullit hopes for Louis van Gaal success at Manchester United

Head coach Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Netherlands at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 18, 2014
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Ruud Gullit is hopeful that Louis van Gaal will bring success to Manchester United when he takes up his role after the World Cup.

Ruud Gullit believes that Louis van Gaal is capable of bringing success to Manchester United when he takes over at Old Trafford after the World Cup.

The Dutchman, who has managed Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich during his career, will replace David Moyes, who was sacked in April less than 10 months after being appointed as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor.

Last season, the Red Devils failed to qualify for the Champions League as they finished seventh in the Premier League.

"He's proved it at Barcelona, he's also proved it at Bayern Munich, so give him a chance," Gullit told Sky Sports News.

"It will be tough especially with the press. I can't wait for the press conferences with him. He's a character, he's a very good coach, knows how to prepare a team, knows how to do it and hopefully will do well with Manchester United. We're all going to follow him.

"He does everything himself, he wants to, but you have to accept the way he is. He is sometimes very confrontational, but if you win things why not take it?"

Van Gaal, who has already signed Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, is currently preparing the Netherlands team for their World Cup quarter-final against Costa Rica on Saturday.

Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Rio Ferdinand Testimonial Match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford on August 9, 2013
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