MX23RW : Monday, September 24 08:00:13

Sir Alex Ferguson: 'Louis van Gaal needs time'

Ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson urges the club's hierarchy to give manager Louis van Gaal enough time to shape the Red Devils in his image.

Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced that manager Louis van Gaal will prove a success at Manchester United - providing he is given time to do so.

The Dutchman has endured a mixed start to life at Old Trafford as United have already dropped 10 points this season.

David Moyes lasted less than a year in the job before being sacked, and Ferguson, who himself took three years before winning a trophy at the club, hopes that Van Gaal will be afforded more time.

"He's not been getting the results that are expected but when I came to the club I didn't get the results I expected myself at the beginning," he told MUTV.

"What we needed then was Sir Bobby Charlton, Martin Edwards and the board to stick by me and we had a great spell after that.

"Once I got settled into the club, everything was fine. Louis is going through that same process and there's no doubt in my mind that he will sort it out."

United, who sit fourth in the Premier League table, travel away to West Bromwich Albion next Monday following the two-week international break.

Share this article now:
Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal (C) poses for photographs along with the club's latest signings Colombian striker Radamel Falcao (L) and Dutch midfielder Daley Blind on September 11, 2014
Read Next:
Ferguson backs Van Gaal spending spree
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool66001421218
2Manchester CityMan City65101931616
3Chelsea65101441016
4Watford6411116513
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs6402127512
6Arsenal6402129312
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd631299010
8Bournemouth63121011-110
9Leicester CityLeicester6303111019
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves62316609
11Crystal Palace621346-27
12Everton6132811-36
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton6123811-35
14Southampton612369-35
15Fulham6123813-55
16Burnley6114710-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham6114511-64
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle602448-42
19Cardiff CityCardiff6024314-112
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield6024314-112

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account