Louis van Gaal has backed Michael van Praag's bid to become FIFA president.
Van Gaal knows Van Praag as he worked under him at Ajax and with the Dutch national side.
Van Praag, the head of the Dutch Football Association, is one of three candidates vying to unseat current FIFA president Sepp Blatter, the others being Asian Football Confederation vice-president Prince Ali bin Al Hussein and former Portugal international Luis Figo.
And the Manchester United manager believes his 67-year-old compatriot is capable of heading world football's governing body, although he concedes it will be a tough job beating Blatter, who is determined to extend his 17-year reign.
Manager Louis van Gaal thinks Manchester United are finally starting to get their swagger back.
United face Swansea on Saturday for the first time since they ruined Van Gaal's debut in the home dugout at Old Trafford six months ago.
The Red Devils went into the opening weekend of the season on the back of a perfect pre-season campaign in which they beat the Los Angeles Galaxy, Inter Milan, Roma, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Valencia.
Man United manager Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism from club legend Paul Scholes by suggesting the former midfielder's words were "not so interesting."
Speaking to reporters ahead of United's FA Cup clash against Preston, Van Gaal was asked for his opinion after Scholes accused the Red Devils of playing 'miserable' football under his stewardship.
Louis van Gaal has warned Man United they still have much work to do before they secure Champions League qualification.
United returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Leicester at Old Trafford.
Robin van Persie put United ahead with a sublime finish and Radamel Falcao added his fourth for the club before Wes Morgan's own goal helped United avenge their embarrassing 5-3 reverse at the King Power Stadium last September.
The win lifted Van Gaal's team to within five points of second-place Manchester City, but Van Gaal reminded his players following the win that the season is far from over.
Man United manager Louis van Gaal has hit out at "disgusting" reports he will spend vast sums on new players in the winter transfer market.
Speaking to a packed press conference ahead of this weekend's Premier League clash at Southampton, Van Gaal said:
"I think it is disgusting always writing about numbers. I don't think that Ed Woodward or I have said anything about it.
"It's disrespectful to my players and I don't like talking about it. I have to work with the selection I have."
We should stress that Louis van Gaal put out a second string Manchester United 11 this evening, but even so, this was a horrible night for them.
One wonders whether or not Di Maria is actually going to improve this team that much. They possibly need even more players than just Angel Di Maria - I know the manager wants two more before the transfer window shuts at the end of the weekend.
But it is incredible what has happened to this team.