The four-time Champions League winner was given a tour of Oldham’s Boundary Park facilities and dined with the club’s Chairman at Manchester’s Australasia restaurant on Thursday night.
Amid reports of the Portuguese boss feeling unsettled, his side promised much but failed to turn draws into wins.
Van Gaal may be a bit slow but he’s definitely the sharpest tool in the box, says Man Utd’s first Dutch player
Arnold Muhren, who played for several seasons at Old Trafford in the 1980s after a successful Uefa Cup-winning spell with Ipswich Town, joined Ajax in the 1970s when Van Gaal was also in the early stages of his playing career.
Van Gaal will travel to the United States for his first matches in charge of the three-times European champions later this week having steered the Netherlands to third place at the World Cup.
Reports say new manager Louis van Gaal will be given a £200m transfer war chest to spend to improve on last season’s dismal seventh place finish.
United turned to Netherlands manager Van Gaal, who guided Ajax to a Champions League triumph over AC Milan in 1995, this week having sacked Moyes in April.