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Ferguson backs Van Gaal for greatness

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 Manchester United's head coach Louis van Gaal waves to fans before their English Premiership league soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, Britain 12 September 2015. PHOTO/AFP
Manchester United’s head coach Louis van Gaal waves to fans before their English Premiership league soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, Britain 12 September 2015. PHOTO/AFP

LONDON, September 22- Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson feels current incumbent Louis van Gaal has all the qualities needed to succeed at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal took over the Red Devils reins at the beginning of last season and led the side back into the Champions League at the first attempt, with predecessor David Moyes having struggled during his single season in the hot seat after taking over from Ferguson in 2013/14.

Manchester United are currently second in the Premier League table and once again considered title contenders following Sunday’s 3-2 win over Southampton, and Ferguson, who oversaw 13 top-flight successes with the club, expects Van Gaal to do big things in England.

“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.

“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.”

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