Louis Van Gaal to hold Ferguson talks

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Louis Van Gaal will hold talks with Sir Alex Ferguson before taking over as Manchester United boss.

According to the Daily Mail, Van Gaal wants to share a glass of wine with Ferguson as he looks to get United back to winning ways. The Dutchman is targeting a Premier League title in his first season.

He's been successful wherever he's managed, with league titles on his CV from Spain, Germany and Holland. The Premier League brings a fresh challenge though, and Van Gaal admits he's looking to gain every advantage he can as he attempts to pull United up from seventh to first.

"I will certainly go for a drink with him [Sir Alex Ferguson]," Van Gaal told Dutch TV.

"I've often done it before. We are like each other, I always put more pressure on myself than other people do."

It's thought Van Gaal has Ferguson's approval as the next permanent United boss, after his first handpicked successor, David Moyes, left after just 10 months.

He will take over once he's completed his duties with the Dutch national team at the World Cup this summer, and he has already confirmed that his main objective will be to restore United's position in the domestic title race.

They finished a lowly seventh last season and will not feature in the Champions League next term. But Van Gaal could have as much as £200m to spend on new players this summer, and several reports claim the recruitment process is already well underway at Old Trafford.

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