Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he believes former club Manchester United are in safe hands under Louis Van Gaal.
The 73-year-old was discussing the Dutch tactician’s influence on the side since taking charge, while also conceding that he finds his press conferences highly entertaining.
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United are currently in second place in the Premier League, two points behind rivals Manchester City after six games, after going on a two-game winning streak with impressive wins over Liverpool and Southampton respectively.
Although the Red Devils have struggled at times this year, particularly with their goalscoring – having only managed to find the net three times in their first four games – summer signing Anthony Martial has paid immediate dividends despite the fact that the talented youngster wasn’t expected to make such an instant impact.
The 19-year-old scored his first goal for the club on his debut against Liverpool, and added two more to his tally for the season at St. Mary’s on Sunday.
In an in-depth interview with Sky Sports, Ferguson insisted that Van Gaal is the right man for the job given that he brings a wealth of experience with him from previous stints with the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Given that United have struggled to reach their previous heady heights since the Scotsman decided to retire in 2013, Van Gaal will be desperate to make his time at Old Trafford a success by leading the club to silverware this season.