The experienced Dutch coach looks likely to be named as David Moyes’ permanent successor once he finishes his role coaching Holland at the World Cup this year, with some rumours suggesting that terms have already been agreed between the parties involved.
Van Persie himself has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford at the end of the season after growing frustrated following Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, despite having only joined the Red Devils in 2012 from Arsenal.
But, he is keen to stay put should his compatriot take over in the dugout at the Theatre of Dreams.
RvP is known to have a good working relationship with van Gaal, which stems from the Oranje set-up, and is confident that the veteran manager will build the team to play to his strengths – something he felt Moyes did not do in his 10 months at the club.
Van Perise has been linked with a shock return to Arsenal, while Italian giants Juventus are rumoured to be pondering a summer move for his signature.