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Van Gaal asks Man Utd to delay appointment announcement

Louis van Gaal has asked Manchester United to delay announcing his appointment as manager.

United have found themselves restricted by Van Gaal's commitment to the Dutch national team, as they seek to formally announce David Moyes' successor as quickly as possible.

With the resolution of small contractual details preventing an announcement today, the build-up to the Netherlands Saturday friendly against Ecuador is the impediment to anything being officially announced today or on Saturday.

Van Gaal does not want anything to detract from his Dutch side's World Cup focus. That means a probable announcement early next week, says the London Evening Standard.

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