‘No problem’ with Van Gaal’s United, says Fergie

Date published: Monday 7th December 2015 1:17

Sir Alex Ferguson says he has “no problem” with Louis van Gaal’s style of football, adding: “It’s great watching Manchester United.”

Van Gaal has come in for criticism due to his possession-based style of football, with United’s 0-0 draw against West Ham on Saturday their sixth stalemate in 24 games so far this season.

United may be struggling for goals, with seven teams outscoring them so far this season, but legendary manager Ferguson has no issue with the Dutchman. According to reports, the United hierarchy may even want Van Gaal to stay beyond the expiration of his current deal in 2017.

“It’s great watching Manchester United,” Ferguson told the TechCrunch event. “It’s a fantastic football club. There’s always romance about them.

“Something always happens. It’s always a topic. I always said to the players when we lost ‘Are you enjoying the front pages today?’ Lose a game and it was the front page. Win a game and it was the back page, maybe.

“There’s no anxiety for me – only when we’re playing Manchester City or Liverpool! I enjoy it. There’s no point killing myself about the outcome. You’ve got to trust the way they’re handling it. Fine, no problem for me.”

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