Louis van Gaal has the pedigree to succeed at Manchester United, says Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson talks to Jim White about current Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal – watch the full interview on Sky Go & the Sky Sports for iPad app

22 September 2015

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Sir Alex Ferguson says he loves Louis van Gaal’s press conferences and believes the Dutchman has the pedigree to be a success at Manchester United.

Van Gaal, who has won titles in Holland, Spain and Germany, led United back into the Champions League during his first season in charge and is now hoping to deliver the club a 21st Premier League title before his contract expires in 2017.

Ferguson, speaking to Sky Sports’ Jim White in an exclusive 30-minute interview, thinks Van Gaal’s time with the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona will give him the confidence bring silverware back to  Old Trafford.

“Every manager is different anyway,” Ferguson told Sky Sports.

“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.

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Louis van Gaal took on Air Alex Ferguson as Bayern Munich boss in 2010

“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,” he added. “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.”

Louis van Gaal led United back to Champions League football in his first season in charge

Following Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, United suffered their worst league finish in 24 years under the guidance of David Moyes, who was sacked after just 10 months in charge.

He was replaced by Van Gaal, who led the club to a fourth place finish, and Ferguson believes United are now in safe hands under the Dutchman.

Fergsuon added: “He’s got the experience. He knows how to handle these things.

“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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