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Van Gaal to set United ambitious target

Patrick+Kluivert+Netherlands+v+Colombia+Srw6wIdzTzolLouis Van Gaal will start his Manchester United career with only one objective in mind, according to former Ajax and Barcelona striker Patrick Kluivert, who believes the former Holland manager is determined to win the title in his inaugural season.

The 62-year-old took charge of his first training session yesterday and will be officially unveiled today as Manchester United manager and Kuivert, who was Van Gaal’s assistant with Holland, believes the Dutchman has set his sights firmly on finishing top of the league at the end of the season.

“He’s a great coach and I know he’s looking forward to taking over at Manchester United,” Kluivert told talkSPORT this morning.

“It will be a difficult year but I know he can do it. He can work well with the squad.

“He’s absolutely going for the Premier League title. A club like Manchester United always has to go for the title and that’s what he wants in his first year.

“They also need to get back into the Champions League.

“Van Gaal is a great tactician and he wants to win matches,” Kluivert continued. “He likes to play offensive and attractive football as well though. He won’t disappoint the Manchester United fans.”

Ryan Giggs will be Van Gaal’s assistant this season but Kluivert admitted he’d not hesitate to work again with the  62-year-old if the opportunity arose.

“I talked with Van Gaal and he said he would have loved to have given me the opportunity at Manchester United, but there was somebody already in my position,” he said. “I’m fine with it. I would have loved to come to Manchester United. I hope it can happen in the future, you never know.”