Louis Van Gaal Old Trafford Bow Set for August 12

Manchester United will take on Valencia in a preseason friendly. It will give new coach Loius van Gaal a taste of what is to come in the upcoming English Premier League which starts August 16.

updated: July 11, 2014 16:50 IST
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File photo: Louis van Gaal applauds after the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina.


Louis van Gaal will get his first taste of Old Trafford as Manchester United boss when the English giants face Spain's Valencia in a preseason friendly on August 12, the club announced.

The game, with Ryan Giggs in the dugout for the first time as assistant manager, is also likely to see new signings Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw play in front of the Old Trafford crowd for the first time.

Before that, United will play four matches in the US - on July 23 in Los Angeles against LA Galaxy, three days later in Denver against Roma, on July 29 in Washington against Inter Milan before a trip to Ann Arbor on August 2 to tackle Real Madrid.

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