Louis van Gaal begins work as Manchester United manager on Wednesday (today).
This was after van Gaal arrived in Manchester early on Wednesday by private jet.
The Dutchman was taken to Carrington training ground in a black Chevrolet to take up the reins, only four days after guiding Holland to third place at the World Cup in Brazil.
Van Gaal opted against taking a holiday and will instead throw himself into United life, meeting those players who are not on a post-World Cup break as well as club staff.
The 62-year-old, United’s first manager from outside the British Isles, will have no time to ease himself in.
On Thursday, he will be officially presented at a press conference before jetting off to the United States of America on Friday for the club’s pre-season tour.
United will play matches against the Los Angeles Galaxy, Roma, Inter Milan and Real Madrid before beginning their Barclays Premier League campaign at home to Swansea on August 16.