Manchester United right-back Rafael da Silva is relishing the opportunity to work with new manager Louis van Gaal.
Van Gaal was officially unveiled to the media as David Moyes' successor on Thursday before United flew out to the United States for their pre-season tour.
Rafael was a member of the 23-man squad that departed for the US, where the club will contest the International Champions Cup against the Los Angeles Galaxy, Roma, Inter and Real Madrid.
Speaking to MUTV before leaving for Manchester Airport, the 24-year-old said he was looking forward to gaining a greater understanding of the Dutchman's tactics and formations as United attempt to return to the top four in the Premier League.
"I'm very excited," Rafael said. "Everyone's excited to see how he'll be both during games and away from it.
"It's clear [from watching Van Gaal in charge of Netherlands at the 2014 World Cup] that he likes to play with intelligent players. These types of players can change games and often shift from one formation to another. He seems very good at [doing] that.
"Some of his staff have been here from quite early on, so we have an idea of his methods, but we are all looking forward to finding out more from him."
United kick off their pre-season tour against the LA Galaxy on Wednesday, which is followed by games against Roma (June 26), Inter (June 29) and Real Madrid (August 2).
The club will return to Manchester to face Valencia in a friendly on August 12 before opening their Premier League campaign against Swansea City at Old Trafford four days later.
|Coach: B. Arena|
for J. Penedo 46'
for B. Husidic 46'
for G. Zardes 46'
for Leonardo 46'
for Juninho 46'
for S. Ishizaki 61'
for R. Keane 61'
for D. Gargan 62'
for Marcelo Sarvas 62'
for T. Meyer 62'
for A. DeLaGarza 62'
for K. Venter 68'
for De Gea 46'
for P. Jones 46'
for J. Evans 46'
for C. Smalling 46'
for W. Rooney 46'
for D. Welbeck 46'
for L. Shaw 46'
for Mata 46'
for A. Valencia 46'
|Koke: I think Simeone will stay at Atletico|
|United States 4 Bolivia 0: Zardes scores brace as Pulisic opens account|
|Champions League final: A bomb scare, Clarence Seedorf and Ronaldo strips off again|
|United States 4-0 Bolivia: Zardes scores brace as Pulisic opens account|
|Saul: Atletico don´t deserve second heartbreak|
|Real Madrid players revel in Champions League success|
|Davies: Tottenham joked Pochettino was joining United|
|Gabi: I am convinced Atletico will win the Champions League|
|Mexico 1 Paraguay 0: Guardado extends unbeaten streak|
|Simeone to ´think about´ Atletico future|
|Zidane: I dreamed this would happen after getting Real Madrid job|
|Ronaldo ´had a vision´ he would score San Siro winner|
|James wants Real Madrid stay despite Champions League final snub|
|Real Madrid success an amazing journey, says Bale|
|Simeone rues Atletico ´failure´|
|Sterling tips Rashford for long England career|
|Navas hails Champions League triumph as ´dream come true´|
|Champions League trophy belongs to Real Madrid - Modric|
|Perez hails Zidane after dramatic Champions League win|
|Bale the main man for Madrid, and the rest of the Champions League final player ratings|
|Ronaldo: Real Madrid experience made the difference|
|Ronaldo gamble eventually pays off for Madrid|
|Griezmann´s penalty miss & Ronaldo´s nerves of steel - The key moments that decided the Champions Le|
|Real Madrid 1 Atletico Madrid 1 (aet, 5-3 pens): Ronaldo settles dramatic shoot-out|
|I have not scored enough for Man City, concedes Sterling|
|Carvajal sustains injury in Champions League final|
|Bruce lauds Diame ´magic´ as Hull seal Premier League return|
|Hull City 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0: Diame fires Tigers back to the big time|
|France midfielder Diarra hit with €10million fine|
|Bartra confirms he can leave Barcelona for €8million|
|France v Cameroon: Cabaye out to prove a point|
|Mourinho will bring trophies to Man Utd, says McNair|
|Switzerland 1 Belgium 2: Lukaku, De Bruyne complete comeback|
|Hummels doubtful for Germany´s Euro 2016 opener|
|´Very likely´ that I´ll stay at West Ham, says Payet|
|Dante expecting Wolfsburg improvement|
|Le Graet slams Cantona over ´pathetic´ Deschamps attack|
|Williams hoping to become a leader in Spain squad|
|Switzerland 1-2 Belgium: Lukaku and De Bruyne inspire Red Devils comeback|
|UEFA opts against extending Sakho´s provisional doping ban, but case not yet dropped|
|Subotic considering his options|
|Ter Stegen: Barcelona season a success|
|Umtiti replaces Mathieu in France´s Euro 2016 squad|
|Grigg, Washington make Northern Ireland´s final Euro 2016 squad|
|´There are many regrets´ - Galliani on Torres´ time at Milan|
|Milan metro reopens after false alarm over suspect package|
|Germany still uncertain on Schweinsteiger return|
|Low: I don´t regret telling Gotze to outshine Messi|
|Champions League over La Liga for Madrid, says Morientes|
|Seedorf tips Ronaldo to make the difference in Milan|
|Bayern will reject all offers for Lewandowski - Rummenigge|
|Judge Zidane on next season - Seedorf|
|Galliani denies Benzema talks but won´t rule out Kovacic deal|
|Chile can´t repeat Jamaica showing against Argentina, warns Medel|
|Mascherano, Higuain hopeful on Messi injury|
|FA warns Brentford´s Judge after doping breaches|
|Clyne impressed with Rashford´s ability and temperament|
|Tottenham to play Champions League fixtures at Wembley|
|Hodgson upbeat on Wilshere, Henderson fitness|
|Ronaldo prolific, Neymar inventive and Gabi tenacious: The best Champions League player stats|
|De Jong still hurting over Euros failure|
|Ronaldo: I do not like Simeone´s tactics|
|Sporting Kansas City 0 DC United 1: Kamara nets winner on debut|
|Costa Rica 2 Venezuela 1: Hosts rally to pre-Copa America win|
|Rashford displays no longer a surprise – Smalling|
|Bale and Co. ready for Atletico test in Champions League final|
|Messi avoids serious injury ahead of Copa America opener|
|Maldini: Italian football needs to start over|
|Chile 1 Jamaica 2: Copa champions suffer shock loss|
|Argentina 1 Honduras 0: Higuain scores stunner as Messi hobbles off|
|Uruguay 3 Trinidad and Tobago 1: Cavani double inspires hosts|
|Argentina 1-0 Honduras: Higuain scores stunner as Messi hobbles off|
|Chile 1-2 Jamaica: Copa champion suffers shock loss|
|Deportivo La Coruna sign Emre Colak|
|Uruguay 3-1 Trinidad and Tobago: Cavani double inspires home side|
|Forster optimistic over England´s Euro chances|
|Ramos ´just as hungry as before´ ahead of Atletico showdown|
|Small details will decide Champions League final - Marcelo|
|Henderson backs ´special´ Rashford to push for Euro berth|
|O´Neill pleased with Ireland display despite late equaliser|
|Postecoglou proud despite Socceroos loss|
|Hartley: Another concussion could end my career|
|Hodgson hails Rashford, but leaves door open for Sturridge|
|O´Neill hails ´perfect night´|
|Rashford would have no fear at Euro 2016 - Henderson|
|Ibrahimovic´s next club ´a surprise´ - agent Raiola|
|Republic of Ireland 1 Netherlands 1: Late goal pegs O´Neill´s men back|
|Northern Ireland 3 Belarus 0: Lafferty marks 50th cap with goal|
|Rashford seizes England chance to leave Sturridge in peril|
|England 2 Australia 1: Remarkable Rashford strikes on debut|
|Champions League final: Thankless tasks on eve of showpiece, pesky sprinklers and a few old pros|
|Lewandowski agent confirms Real Madrid talks|
|Germany v Slovakia: Low´s young stars desperate to earn Euro call|
|Nigeria 1 Mali 0: Iheanacho ends wretched run|
|Republic of Ireland 1-1 Netherlands: Boys in Green pegged back after Long goal|
|No fears for Real as Ronaldo looks razor sharp|
|Hazard hints at Chelsea stay|
|Reinartz retires at 27 due to injuries|
|Bellerin not interested in rumours of Barcelona move|
|Zidane happy to fulfil Ancelotti´s prophecy|
|Ronaldo is 100 per cent fit for Champions League final - Zidane|
|Rummenigge: Bayern ready to welcome Hoeness back|
|Bordeaux name Gourvennec as new coach|
|Portugal v Norway: Quaresma challenges hosts to prove Euro 2016 ambition|
|Espanyol announce Galca exit|
|Spain v Bosnia-Herzegovina Preview: Uncapped duo aim to impress|
|Spain v Bosnia-Herzegovina: Uncapped duo aim to impress|
|Italy v Scotland Preview: Chiellini spots chance to prepare for Ireland challenge|
|Middlesbrough confirm Fischer deal|
|Pearson targeting promotion after Derby appointment|
|England 2-1 Australia: Rashford and Rooney see off Socceroos|
|FIFA hits Croatia with stadium ban as part of widespread homophobia sanctions|
|Northern Ireland 3-0 Belarus: O'Neill's men cruise to victory|
|Italy v Scotland: Chiellini spots chance to prepare for Ireland challenge|
|Sane brushes off talk of Schalke exit|
|Yorke: Giggs should be Mourinho successor|
|Defence can lead Italy to Euro success - Chiellini|
|Scolari swoons over ´spectacular´ Ronaldo|
|Neuer to miss Germany friendly|
|Gabi looking forward, not back|
|Gerhardt agrees Wolfsburg switch|
|Champions League final is the game of my life - Torres|
|Simeone: Casemiro the key for Real|
|Mourinho urges United to ´forget the past three years´|
|Malaga appoint Ramos|
|Berlusconi ready to relinquish power at AC Milan|
|Busquets agrees new five-year Barcelona contract|
|Euro 2016 not under threat from strike action - Braillard|
|Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid: San Siro the stage for Champions League final re-run|
|Vela staying with Sociedad - agent|
|A poke in the eye & ´the f****** master´: Five of the best Mourinho v Guardiola battles|
|Red Devils enter Faustian pact as Manchester United hire Mourinho|
|Star striker top of Mourinho´s United shopping list|
|An attacking mastermind even more fearsome than Ferguson - Jose Mourinho in numbers|
|Manchester United appoint Mourinho as manager|
|Italy not among Euro 2016 favourites - Ancelotti|
|Win or lose in Milan, it is time for Perez to back Zidane|
|Ronaldo wants Morata back at Madrid|
|England v Australia preview: All eyes on Rashford debut|
|Weigl, Kimmich grateful to Tuchel and Guardiola|
|Benitez: I´m ready for Championship challenge|
|Colombia v Haiti: Bacca ready for responsibility|
|Karembeu hails Zidane ahead of Champions League final|
|Panama v Brazil: Lucas Lima ready to prove himself|
|Kaka replaces Douglas Costa in Brazil´s Copa America squad|
|Mascherano opens up on Juventus rumours|
|Allen unclear over Liverpool future|
|Hodgson praises scrapped cup replays|
|Deschamps to take legal action against Cantona|