Louis Van Gaal receives backing from Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United FC manager Louis Van Gaal has what it takes to succeed according to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Speaking exclusively with Sky Sports, the former United boss thinks Van Gaal possesses the experience and confidence required to be the club’s current manager.

“Louis has got a great background with Bayern Munich and Barcelona. He’s got the pedigree there’s no doubt about that.

“I love his press conferences. They are brilliant. I can see some of the press guys twitching in their seats as he answers some of the questions. He’s got the confidence to deal with that.”

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Ferguson believes Van Gaal has the ability to make the right decisions and that the club is heading in the right direction under his guidance.

“We all have our different philosophies and beliefs. We have different ways of doing things, the way we pick teams and how we look at the qualities of players.

“He’s got the experience. He knows how to handle these things.”

Van Gaal’s style of play is starting to show through as his side impressed over the weekend. Despite conceding twice at Southampton, they held out for the win and scored a marvellous 44-pass goal.

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Ferguson hinted that patience is key and that the United manager will get his team the way he wants it.

“It’s going to take time because everyone is different. Taking over from myself it’s going to take time to get his team on the pitch.”

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