Date: 10th July 2014 at 9:48am
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Although, I`d guess, Holland had the support of the majority of the Manchester United support last night, as our new manager attempted to guide the Dutch to the 2014 World Cup Final, it wasn`t to be.

On a disappointing night the Dutch crashed out of the tournament losing 4-2 on penalties to Argentina after the game (including the 30 minute extra time period) had ended 0-0.

This time around there was no tactical change of keepers for the penalty shoot-out and Louis Van Gaal could only watch on, in despair, as the hopes of a nation ended in the cruelest of fashions.

There was also disappointment for our Dutch striker, Robin Van Persie. Declared as doubtful, with a stomach injury before the game, the Dutch striker did make the starting eleven but like his partner in crime, Arjen Robben, he was rarely given the opportunity to open up an Argentine back four protected by their midfield.

The defeat, although disappointing, will now see Louis van Gaal join up with the Manchester United squad, as they prepare to embark on their pre-season tour of the USA, some would say the World Cup was a doddle compared to what lies ahead!