Arjen Robben
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Louis van Gaal is 'desperate' to take compatriot Arjen Robben to Manchester United according to former Holland international Bryan Roy.

Van Gaal who is poised to take over at Old Trafford after he finishes the Dutch team's World Cup campaign, has been monitoring various players at the tournament as he plans the overhaul of his United side that struggled last season.

There have been numerous names linked with a switch to Old Trafford over the summer, but the Netherlands boss does not have to look far to see arguably the best player in the current World Cup.

The Bayern Munich winger had an excellent domestic season, scoring 21 goals in all competitions last campaign. He has carried that form and gone one step better at the World Cup, tearing teams to shreds with his pace and vision.

Roy, Ajax's current reserve team coach feels that Van Gaal really wants to take Robben to United and pair him with compatriot Robin van Persie, in what is sure to be an explosive pairing.

"I think Louis wants him desperately to come to Manchester United," Roy told talkSPORT.

"Bayern Munich is also a big club and he is very happy there but you never know. With football, everything is possible."

Apart from that, the former Dutch winger also spoke about the Red Devils' decision to appoint Van Gaal as manager and how he can make a difference and bring them back to winning ways.

"Manchester United has made a very good choice to pick Louis van Gaal."

"Everybody sees it now at the World Cup. He really knows how to make a team play very well," Roy added.

However, it is going to take all of Van Gaal's convincing and a big chunk of United's transfer budget to convince his current employers Bayern to part with the World Cup's current MVP. Moreover, Robben only recently committed his future to the Bavarian giants extending his contract till 2017.