Jose Mourinho back Louis van Gaal for Manchester United success

Manchester United's newly-appointed Dutch manager Louis van Gaal addresses a press conference at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on July 17, 2014
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists that Louis van Gaal will "do well" at Manchester United, despite having not won a Premier League match yet.

Jose Mourinho has backed Louis van Gaal to turn around Manchester United's form this season.

The Dutchman was placed in charge at Old Trafford after David Moyes was fired midway through the 2013-14 Premier League season, but is yet to record his first league win at the club, while the team has already been knocked out of the Capital One Cup.

The Chelsea manager, who was part of Van Gaal's staff at Barcelona, told Eurosport: "He is one of the best managers in the world so I think he is a man with great experience for the job.

"Manchester United is a big team [and] he is a big manager so I think they will do well together."

United sit 14th in the Premier League table.

Manchester Uniteds Dutch manager Louis van Gaal applauds the fans as he leaves the pitch after the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Manchester United at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on August 30, 2
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