Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands at Rotterdam Airport where the squad arrived after the World Cup in BrazilGetty

Manchester United fans were seemingly impressed by Louis Van Gaal at the World Cup after the club reportedly saw a surge in season ticket sales as the Netherlands progressed further.

The appointment last season of David Moyes meant fans were still able to pick up season tickets at the start of the campaign in August.

But since Van Gaal succeeded him in the United hot seat, fans have been rushing to guarantee their seat at Old Trafford and the club announced all 55,000 had been sold, reported the Manchester Evening News.

United fans hoping the good times will return are understood to have renewed their season tickets at a much higher rate once the 62-year-old Dutchman was appointed boss.

Concerns are understood to have been raised in the corridors of power at United as the side slumped under Moyes that fans would shun Old Trafford in protest.

But those fears have been allayed after the United faithful repsonded to Van Gaal's progress in Brazil, which saw him lead the Netherlands to a third place finish after beating the host nation 3-0 in the third place playoff.

Van Persie gets break

In other news, Van Gaal has given Robin Van Persie a three-week holdiay following his exploits at the World Cup.

The 30-year-old striker scored four goals at the tournament but was hauled off on two occasions by his no-nonsense manager.

His United team mates returned to training on 8 July with assistant manager Ryan Giggs taking instructions from Van Gaal on how to structure the sessions.

The Dutchman has already told United he does not require a holiday and will report to Old Trafford before they fly out to America for a series of friendlies against LA Galaxy, Roma, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.