Van Gaal and his 25-man squad touched down in Los Angeles on Friday night for the first leg of their pre-season tour.
United play the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday before heading to Denver, Washington DC and Detroit.
After arriving at Los Angeles International on Friday night, Van Gaal and his players headed straight for the beach and then, after a brief stroll, to the Beverly Hills hotel where they will spend the next six nights.
Van Gaal and his squad will train at the Stubhub Center, home of the Galaxy, on Saturday.
Youth-team products Sam Johnstone, Tyler Blackett, Michael Keane, Reece James, Jesse Lingard and Will Keane are part of the touring party, but there was no room for James Wilson and Tom Lawrence, who made their first-term debuts at the end of last season.
Michael Carrick is a notable absentee after undergoing ankle surgery on Thursday morning that could rule him out for the first two months of the season.
In his first press conference on Thursday, Van Gaal said he would spend the next three or four weeks assessing the players he has at his disposal before deciding on potential new signings and departures.
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