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Van Gaal installed as favourite for Manchester United job

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Louis van Gaal has been installed as the bookmakers' favourite to succeed David Moyes as Manchester United manager, reports suggest.

This is according to The Daily Express, who cite Bet365 and Ladbrokes as having Van Gaal as the frontrunner to take over at Old Trafford, with the 62-year-old priced at 7/4 and 3/1 respectively.

Manchester United - whose abysmal season went from bad to worse on Sunday with a 2-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park - will be on the lookout for a new boss moving forward with the club having confirmed the departure of the hapless Moyes in a statement released early on Monday morning.

And with the legendary iconic Ryan Giggs reportedly set to take over the role on an interim basis until the end of the season, it seems likely that such a search will be brought to a head this summer.

Van Gaal - who will guide his native Netherlands to the World Cup in Brazil this summer - has a stellar track record and plenty of experience working at the highest level and alongside a number of big names.

A league champion in three different countries with Ajax, Barcelona and the mighty Bayern Munich, the argument can certainly be made that Van Gaal - who has also been heavily linked with Tottenham in recent weeks - is far more qualified for a job of such stature than Moyes ever was.

The timing could be ideal for Van Gaal too, with the former Sparta Rotterdam midfielder set to stand down from his current role following the World Cup.

Manchester United fans - would Van Gaal be a good choice to replace Moyes? Who do you think is the best man for the job?

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