Watching the 2014 World Cup has been a unique experience for Manchester United fans paying special attention as Louis van Gaal has displayed his managerial talents.
Getting this Netherlands squad to within a couple of penalties of the final should certainly go down as an overachievement. Speaking personally, I have spent each game getting ever more excited about the prospect of seeing Van Gaal at the helm at Old Trafford.
So, why is his arrival such a mouthwatering prospect?
Here are 12 reasons why, unlike this time last year, United fans should be eagerly anticipating the work of their incoming manager.