Louis van Gaal has arrived at the Aon Training Complex to begin work as Manchester United manager.
The Dutchman, fresh from taking his native Netherlands to third place at the World Cup finals in Brazil, is meeting with the squad ahead of embarking on Tour 2014 promoted by Aon later this week.
Our historic first picture from his opening day in charge of the Reds, flanked by assistant manager Ryan Giggs and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, marks a new beginning for the club as van Gaal prepares to put his players through their paces over the course of the pre-season campaign.
The new boss will be officially unveiled at a press conference on Thursday at Old Trafford, which will be screened live by MUTV HD, with the programme starting at 14:45 BST.
To see more photos from the manager's arrival, click on the image above.