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Monday, July 14, 2014

BRASILIA - Louis van Gaal has sought to temper expectations among Manchester United fans excited about his impending arrival at Old Trafford after the Netherlands ended their World Cup campaign on a high.

Holland ran out convincing 3-0 winners against hosts Brazil in the third place play-off in Brasilia thanks to a Robin van Persie penalty and further goals by Daley Blind and Georginio Wijnaldum.

They go home unbeaten, with their semi-final exit against Argentina only coming after a penalty shoot-out, but Van Gaal warned United supporters they will inevitably find themselves on the losing side from time to time.

"I couldn't do it with Ajax, Barcelona or Bayern Munich. Losing is part of sport," he said.

"I just hope that at Manchester United I can do my best. Whether that's enough for the fans, we'll have to wait and see, but I genuinely hope that will be the case."

Earlier Van Gaal said Netherlands' Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben was welcome at United.

"He knows he's welcome," the outgoing Dutch manager told the NOS public broadcaster.

Holland's success at the World Cup was in large part thanks to the excellent team spirit that Van Gaal forged.

"There will always be a place in my heart for these 23 players," said Van Gaal, who will be replaced as Dutch coach by Guus Hiddink.

"My players were great. I hope that the group in Manchester will become like this one because we have to read from the same hymn sheet."








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