The Red Devils parted company with David Moyes last Monday following a disastrous 10-month reign, with Van Gaal - who is due to step down from his role as Netherlands boss after this summer's World Cup - believed to be one of the club's main targets moving forward.
While a concrete agreement to take Van Gaal to Old Trafford is yet to be completed or announced, Beckenbauer - who will be very familiar with the experienced manager following his time in charge of Bayern Munich between 2009-11 - evidently believes that he is the right man to take over at what is a difficult time for Manchester United.
"He would be perfect for Man United because he is an internationally experienced coach and he understands English football," the World Cup winner and former Bayern player, manager and president told The Daily Mail.
"I don’t know if it’s a rumour or if they’re really trying to sign him but if they agree with Louis I think it would be a good part of the future. He won a lot of titles so he is experienced and he is ambitious. He has the personality. He has everything."
That's quite an endorsement from a true icon of the global game, with Van Gaal himself appearing to enjoy a strong reputation throughout the footballing fraternity.
Manchester United's emphatic 4-0 victory over troubled Norwich City at Old Trafford on Saturday evening increased feeling among certain section of the club's support that interim boss Ryan Giggs should be handed the opportunity to assume control of first-team matters on a permanent basis, yet retaining the Welshman and allowing him to learn his trade from 62-year-old Van Gaal could be a far more sensible and profitable option.