Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt says new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is an excellent man-manager.

Kuyt admits Van Gaal has a particularly close bond with Robin van Persie.

"If you watch every player the relationship with the manager is very, very good," said Kuyt. "But everyone can see Robin has a great connection with him.

"The manager has an open style. If you want something to change you can speak to him. You just have to have a very good argument!"

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