The Netherlands boss, who will leave his post after the World Cup in Brazil, is a strong favourite to replace David Moyes, who was sacked on Tuesday.
"Van Gaal is quite a character," Zenden told BBC Radio 5 live. "I'm sure if he comes to England that the press will love him. He's very straightforward and he's one of the managers that's worked at the highest level with the biggest players."
Van Gaal has managed Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich throughout his career.