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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes incoming Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is a fantastic coach who will set the Premier League alight in the upcoming campaign.

The former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is vastly experienced and showed his brilliance in Brazil, guiding Netherlands to finish third at the World Cup. He is believed to be keen on beginning his duties with the Red Devils and will fly to the USA for their pre-season tour.

Wenger is of the opinion that Van Gaal has all the necessary credentials to prove his abilities at Old Trafford. The Gunners boss insists that his United counterpart will propel the 20-time English champions back in the title race next season.

"He is going to be a fantastic manager in the Premier League. I liked how the decisions he made were clear, how the timing of his decisions were always right and in my opinion it was the right decision every time," Wenger told beIN Sports.

"I am sure that Manchester United will be competitors this year for the championship and that will be more interesting. Because he can beat maybe Arsenal but then he might lose to Chelsea, then you've got Manchester City as well as Liverpool. So yes, it's going to be an interesting league."

At the World Cup, Van Gaal was lauded for bringing on Tim Krul for Netherlands just before the shootout against Costa Rica in the quarterfinals.

The judgement paid off as the Newcastle United shot stopper blocked two penalties to ensure his nation's qualification into the last four.

Wenger pointed that out and heaped praise on the Dutchman's tactics by saying, "It was a decision that was meant to impact psychologically on the penalty takers, on the other team and on that front, it was a clever decision."

Van Gaal is aiming to return United at the pinnacle of English football and is actively looking to bolster his squad with some top quality additions. The 62-year-old Dutchman has already acquired the services of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao and Luke Shaw from Southampton.