I cannot recall former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson calling his hand-picked successor David Moyes “brilliant”, but that is what he thinks of Louis van Gaal’s reign at United so far.
Ferguson has been an interested onlooker as Van Gaal has gone about the task of rebuilding the squad he inherited from David Moyes in the summer.
LVG Thas spent big as he looks to undo the damage of the 2013-14 season but Fergie has endorsed Van Gaal’s approach and 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 is still integrating players like Angel di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw into this team as United slowly creep back up the Premier League table after an uncertain start to the season.
It is understood, though, that United still plan to recruit four more new players in the next two transfer windows. Van Gaal, for example, still wants a top-class central defender, a holding midfield player and a right back.