David de Gea is confident Louis van Gaal can return Manchester United to their successful ways next season. The goalkeeper will be sitting just a few metres away from his new boss on Friday evening when Holland face Spain in the World Cup, and will also be watching team-mate Robin van Persie lead the Dutch attack.
"He has won everything as a coach," De Gea said of Holland coach Van Gaal in an interview with Marca.
"He's a very good coach and I think he's going to bring a lot to Manchester United, important and innovative ideas and I think he's going to be very good for us."
"He's going to help us a lot because he's going to bring a different style of play," he added.
"I've sent him the odd message. He's a great player and we'll have to follow him closely. I hope that he has a quiet game."
De Gea has spent the last three seasons with United and explained he was delighted to be playing his football in England.
He added: "It's a great place to play football, the fans respect you a lot, it's wondrous."
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