Finally! Twitter reacts to Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal confirmation

After weeks of speculation and pretty nailed-on certainty, Manchester United finally took their fans out of their misery and formally announced the appointment of the Iron Tulip, Louis van Gaal as their new manager.

In truth, it’s a rather odd bit of breaking news, as it’s been accepted fact for almost 3 weeks, but the club announcement at least seals the deal once and for all, and removes all ‘ifs and buts’ from the situation.

Van Gaal will take over in practice after the World Cup; until then he’s busy preparing the Dutch national team for the Brazil tournament; signing a 3-year deal with the Red Devils.

After some prevaricating, Ryan Giggs has also been confirmed as Van Gaal’s Number 2, which should make for an interesting ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’ dynamic.