Back in 2010, Manchester United were close to securing the UEFA champions league FINAL ticket at the expense of Bayern Munich but Louis Van Gaal’s tutored side scored twice in Old Trafford to claim the victory on away goals.
Although they ended up on the losing side against Mourinho’s Inter Milan in the finals, no one expected Louis Van Gaal will one day be sitting right on where Sir Alex Ferguson sat.
However, the experienced Dutch manager has shown his admiration for the legendary Scot manager and feels it’s an honour to be likened to him.
Sir Alex Ferguson has recently praised the work of Louis Van Gaal and his decision to overhaul the Manchester United squad in the process of rebuilding the team.
Ferguson termed it as a brilliant start to his reign as Manchester United manager.
This been the first public speech given by the retired manager about Louis Van Gaal, it will however boost the relationship between the two.
Ferguson believes Van Gaal has the experience and the technical know-how to build a new team and discard the one he met on ground.
This has been explained with his way of approach.
Allowing the departure of quite a number of players, Louis Van Gaal brought in six new players and promoted some U-21 players into the first team.
He might have had a bad start to the season, the team seem to be getting together gradually as they prepare to face the league leaders, Chelsea in a two weeks.
There were lot of criticism as to how Louis Van Gaal has been going about his Old Trafford business especially with the early performances in the league.
The early and disappointing exit from the capital one cup gave him the opportunity to offload players that were important to the team under Ferguson’s reign after they fail to prove themselves.
The transfer market for Manchester United is arguably the best in recent years except with the fact that they didn’t get to sign a highly rated centre back.
David Moyes planned to build another team but his failure to attract top players and lack of experience like that of Louis Van Gaal cost him; a more reason why Van Gaal should be given time to make things right in Old Trafford.
Sir Alex Ferguson is however not expected to criticise any manager in charge of a club he devoted his life to.
Some might see it as just a way of commending brave attitude while some believes Ferguson might not be pleased with some of the development.
Ferguson’s time is gone and it’s high time everyone get used to that, a new Manchester United squad is needed for the club to uphold their legacy and standard.
The three months he asked for is nearing and it’s is expected Louis Van Gaal and his boys will start getting in the results as soon as possible.