Owen Hargreaves backs Louis van Gaal, Ryan Giggs to succeed at Manchester United

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves believes that the new management duo of Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs will bring success back to the club.

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has claimed that Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs are the perfect combination to lead the club to success.

Netherlands coach Van Gaal was confirmed as the new manager of the club on Monday, with Giggs becoming his assistant.

Hargreaves believes that the pair will lift the club following a disappointing season.

"If they can get the players necessary I don't doubt that Van Gaal could even lead them to the title. But they need to have a great summer," he told BT Sport.

"I doubt anything less than minimum Champions League [qualification] and even potentially competing for the title would be sufficient for him. I can't imagine him coming there to finish fourth.

"He has been so successful everywhere he's been, so I don't think they could have had a better option at this point."

United finished seventh in the Premier League this season.

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