Louis van Gaal
Louis Van Gaal has won over a Manchester United squad that was not always receptive to David Moyes' methodsGetty

Louis Van Gaal has already won over his Manchester United players with training methods in contrast to the David Moyes era.

Van Gaal just unveiled as United manager at Old Trafford has already stamped his authority on the training ground.

Players underwent a double session the day he jetted in from Holland just a week shy of his World Cup heroics with the Dutch national team - which he took to all the way to the semi-finals of the tournament - but have warmly received the ball-work Van Gaal and coaches Albert Stuivenberg, Marcel Bout and Frans Hoek have introduced.

The Mirror reports players are said to be "buzzing" over the arrival of Van Gaal and the training he has mapped out for his new squad.

Long-term target Ander Hererra, who joined United from Athletic Bilbao for £29 million this summer, gave an insight into van Gaal's approach.

"The first couple of weeks here have been great," said Herrera. "Training has been good, similar to Athletic Bilbao, in that we train a lot with the ball," the paper quoted.

The reaction is in marked contrast to last season when senior players were reportedly dismayed at some of Moyes' techniques.

Robin Van Persie was said to have complained about the endurance-based sessions, prompting top Dutch training fitness specialist Raymond Verheijen to declare: "It really makes you wonder how these prehistoric training methods can still take place at the highest level."

Describing his approach, Van Gaal told the press conference: "My method is always the same. I want to look at the players now, the present players. Of course I know how the players play, but I don't know the players under my coaching. In the first three or four weeks I want to see what they can do. Then maybe I will buy other players.

"First I want to see the players performing under my philosophy and how quickly they can pick up this philosophy. Now, I haven't worked with most of them so we have to wait and see. It's very important there's a 'click' between players and the manager."