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22/07/2014 19:59, Report by J Tuck, A Bostock in Los Angeles
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Chicharito's chance to shine

Louis van Gaal has reiterated his intention to give all his Manchester United players a chance to prove themselves – including tour newcomer Javier Hernandez.

Hernandez arrives in Los Angeles late on Tuesday and van Gaal says the striker, like everyone else in the squad, will be assessed after training and playing under his new boss.

Asked directly at a press conference whether he would keep Chicharito, van Gaal replied: "I have to see if he performs how I want.

"Now I can only see what he has showed under the guidance of another coach. He will arrive this evening and I will meet him, we will train and after that he will perform in a match and then I can say something about that."

For similar reasons, van Gaal was tight-lipped when asked about transfer targets.

"At this moment I cannot say anything about that," the Dutchman said. "I want to learn about my players, to know them and when I give the orders, I want to see how they perform.

"That is why I cannot answer this question now. I want to give all the players a chcance to show themselves under my guidance."

As for van Gaal himself, who has been in the United hot-seat for a week following his successful World Cup with the Netherlands, the job is largely as he expected.

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