Louis van Gaal: American support for Manchester United is astonishing.



Man United youngsters will get a chance.

Louis van Gaal, who was appointed as Manchester United boss last summer, praised the Red Devils fans all season and the Dutchman has again spoken of his surprise at the excessive admiration of the team in last year's pre-season tour in the United States.

Loads of United fans around the globe monitored Van Gaal's side in the tour last summer and Stadium attendance exceeded expectations, as they beat AS Roma, Internazionale, Real Madrid and Liverpool to win the International Champions Cup before beating LA Galaxy in a friendly tie.

"The support was unbelievable," the Dutch boss told MUTV, as ManUtd.com reported.

"That was also during the first days of my time as manager here and the enthusiasm of our fans and the size of the crowds there was incredible. "We played five games and there were 300,000 fans there in two weeks - and that’s for friendly games! Of course there were white shirts of Real Madrid [at the match in Michigan] but most of the fans were in red shirts.

"It was amazing. It’s unbelievable how popular Manchester United is."

The 2014 Tour was a success and the Manchester United faithful will be hoping to see the same this summer, with Van Gaal insisting the club's youngsters will get a chance - as he continues his track record of promoting youth.

"You always get chances, especially in pre-season, and if you grab that chance then maybe you the possibility to join our first-team squad next season," said Van Gaal. "I shall take a lot of youngsters with us to the USA and they have the chance to show themselves and then we shall wait and observe how they can develop."

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