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Manchester United will look to maintain their perfect preseason run when they take on ValenciaReuters

Louis Van Gaal makes his home debut as Manchester United play their final preseason friendly, against Valencia, on the hallowed turf at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

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Van Gaal has already worked a bit of his magic on his new side, taking them all the way to clinch the preseason International Champions Cup title in the United States with a win over traditional rivals Liverpool in the final.

The Dutchman will now target one final victory, before the real business starts next weekend, against a buoyant Valencia side who won the Emirates Cup ten days back.

"They have won a tournament in Emirates Stadium," Van Gaal told MUTV. "They are very good. I think, otherwise, they would not beat those competitors. It's very difficult for us but it's better to play against good opponents rather than weak opponents and we win, for example, 7-0."

Valencia were impressive in the Emirates Cup, even if they did not play hosts Arsenal, and Van Gaal will know his players will be in for a real game at Old Trafford.

United have so far looked a much better side under their new manager, with the former Barcelona, Ajax and Bayern Munich boss inculcating a new 3-5-2 formation.

This will be Van Gaal's final chance to fine tune that formation before the English Premier League season begins at the weekend, and the Dutchman will be keen to get as much out of this game as possible.

Van Gaal, though, will have to make do without the services of Robin Van Persie, Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj, with the trio still not quite fit enough to be involved following their World Cup exploits.

"The players have to be fit and the first thing you can do is be fit," he said. "I don't think they are fit after one week of training sessions. Surely not, when you compare it with players I have already trained.

"It is more difficult as they are not as the same level as the players we have trained already and have already played 45 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes. So that is difficult. They came later, like Januzaj, Fellaini and van Persie so it is difficult to start at the same level. So we have to adjust and that is difficult."

Ander Herrera, who has caught the eye for United during their five-match winning streak in preseason, is another who will make his Old Trafford debut, and the Spaniard is relishing the opportunity of playing at the Theatre of Dreams.

"I know it's the Theatre of Dreams and I want to play there now, I can't wait," he told MUTV. "Things went well in America but we want to do the same in front of our supporters.

"I am really looking forward to the match. I know it's a friendly but I really want to win it. I played against Valencia a lot during my time in Spain, they always want to keep the ball and traditionally they are an offensive team and have just won the Emirates Cup, so it will be a good challenge for us."

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