Louis van Gaal has a reputation of being a harsh and unforgiving manager for whom failure is not an option.
He comes to Old Trafford with a glittering track record and an immense desire to prove himself on the Premier League stage.
And he is the man who will guide United to success next season.
Whilst his predecessor David Moyes had little Champions League experience, Van Gaal has that in abundance. He knows how to get the best out of his team and he has proved it time and time again.
Van Gaal guided Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga title at the first time of asking, and don't bet against him pulling off a similar feat at Old Trafford.
With his summer shopping list gathering more names by the day, he is sure to land at least two of his main targets as he bids to make United a force again.
The likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Dutch starlet Kevin Strootman are two such players who could transform United's often beleagured midfield, and if Luke Shaw is to join from Southampton there will be competition in the left-back slot at the club for the first time in years.
With these potential additions joining the likes of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata, United could begin to build a side reminiscent of the teams Sir Alex Ferguson put together.
It could become a throwback to the golden year of 2008 - where United clinched the league and Champions League double - in which they had Dimitar Berbatov, Carlos Tevez, Rooney and an in-form Cristiano Ronaldo.
Yet in 2014, success eluded the Red Devils as they slumped to their lowest placed Premier League finish under Moyes.
He was often caught out not just on the pitch but also off it too, particularly when it came to press conferences.
The word 'try' was thrown around far too often. But things will be completely different with the Dutchman, who is often tort with the media - he gives little away and doesn't usually air his dirty laundry in public.
Add to that the fact that he could take over at United as a World Cup winner and the club's fans will surely be licking their lips at the prospects that lie ahead for next season.
They may not know it yet, but the board's decision to appoint Van Gaal is spot on.
Failure and Van Gaal aren't two words that go together. Rest assured United will be back next year, and back with a vengeance.