Ferguson breaks silence on Van Gaal, claiming: ‘He has been brilliant for Man United’

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson has backed Louis van Gaal’s decision to overhaul the Manchester United squad, and claimed the Dutchman has made a ‘brilliant’ start to his reign.Speaking publicly for the first time about Van Gaal’s appointment at Old Trafford, Ferguson revealed he has been impressed by the approach he has taken at Old Trafford.Since taking charge in July, Van Gaal has dismantled Ferguson’s last title-winning team, with Danny Welbeck, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra among 14 players shipped out, and has spent more than £150million on six new arrivals.And Ferguson believes the 63-year-old former Netherlands boss has made the right in call in trying to stamp his own identity on the club.In quotes carried by the Daily Telegraph from a forthcoming MUTV documentary, the legendary former United boss said: “Louis van Gaal has made a lot of changes and, thinking about that, actually maybe he’s doing the right thing, to clear the decks and build his own team – because he’s got the experience and coaching ability to do that.“The way he’s approached it, I think he has been brilliant.”Van Gaal endured a difficult start to his Old Trafford career with his side’s defensive problems highlighted by a dramatic 5-3 defeat at Leicester last month.But since that loss United have defied a mounting injury list to secure successive wins over West Ham and Everton to move up into the top four. 1 Louis van Gaal last_img read more