Ryan Giggs, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Paul Scholes, Sir Alex Ferguson. These legendary names have all left Old Trafford in the last 12 months, but none have been missed more than the great Sir Alex... Until now.
In Louis van Gaal, Manchester United finally have a man capable of bringing United back to their glory days.
Only a month into the job and the man has an impressive record. He is unbeaten in six matches, defeating the likes of Real Madrid and Liverpool and has a trophy to show for it.
These results pay testament to the transformation he has performed at Old Trafford, uniting a broken squad and turning them into confident winners.
This Indian Summer of wins does not necessarily mean that United are now challengers for the title, but under Van Gaal's leadership, they start the campaign believing that they can be.
His arrival has brought a confidence and hype about the club not felt since Manchester United signed a young Cristiano Ronaldo 11 years ago.
Perhaps the turmoil United faced under David Moyes last season has accentuated Van Gaal's early achievements, but his CV speaks for itself.
He has won the League in his first seasons coaching in Spain and Germany and has worked with a whole host of talented players,
Whilst at Barcelona, not only did he coach a plethora of great players, he inspired the next generation of great coaches, Mourinho, Guardiola, Luis Enrique & Ronald Koeman to name a few.
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