Manchester United have confirmed in a statement today that Louis van Gaal will be on the tour with United, meaning he will be joining up with the squad almost as soon as the World Cup finishes.

Holland play in the semi-final against Argentina tomorrow, but if Holland make the final, they will be playing on July 13th, just ten days before United’s first game of the tour in America.

“Louis van Gaal will be involved for the full tour with his first match in charge of United taking place against LA Galaxy in the Chevrolet Cup at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 23. Many of United’s World Cup players will also be in attendance for the tour’s duration, including Wayne Rooney, David De Gea, Shinji Kagawa and Juan Mata. As well as the return of familiar faces, new signings Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw will also be part of the travelling group to make their Manchester United debuts. The final squad will not be confirmed until Friday 18 July when the Reds fly to the States. A number of the club’s youngsters may also join the group.”

New signings Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera will also be on the tour.