The experienced Dutchman is set to make his switch to the Theatre of Dream proper when the Brazilian tournament finishes for his nation, which may be in three games’ time with the Oranje set to face Costa Rica in the quarter-finals.
Van Gaal has a wealth of experience at the very highest level following spells with Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Ajax, but some fans and pundits displayed reservations surrounding his appointment with club icon Ryan Giggs a name to have been tipped to take the role after being caretaker at the end of last season.
Yorke was among that camp, but the ex-Trinidad & Tobago international says that he has been won over by van Gaal’s management of the Netherlands in recent weeks:
“I said on numerous occasions that I think Ryan Giggs was the one to be given the job and now I look back and reflect and think maybe Van Gaal is the right decision,” he told talkSPORT.
“You can’t question Van Gaal with what he has done and achieved in his career as a manager,
“Wherever he has gone, he has been successful, even if it is for a short period of time.
“He proved again in this World Cup that he is not just a great manager, but gets the maximum out his players, which is essential.
“I think the players have lost their focus a bit and with Van Gaal coming in, with so much experience, he may get that focus back again and get the players achieving things United are usually associated with.”