Sir Alex Ferguson: 'Louis van Gaal is the right man for Manchester United'

Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal gives a thumbs up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
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Sir Alex Ferguson is adamant that Louis van Gaal is the right man to lead Manchester United forward despite their inconsistent start to the season.

Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that Louis van Gaal is the right manager to lead Manchester United to success in the future.

The Red Devils have struggled to find their form under the 63-year-old at the start of the Premier League season, while the club also crashed out of the Capital One Cup at the hands of MK Dons.

However, Ferguson believes that United's problems stem from their lack of consistency in their back four, which has been affected by injuries.

"You can't get consistency or results until you get a regular back four. [Luke] Shaw and [Marcos] Rojo are young, Rafael is the only player with experience," Ferguson said at an event to promote his autobiography.

"Absolutely [Van Gaal is the right man]. No doubt in my mind he's the right man for the job‎."

United are eighth in the Premier League following their last-gasp draw against Chelsea at Old Trafford, but they still trail the Blues by 10 points after nine matches.

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