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Fergie backs LVG’s revolution

Alex-Ferguson_3066439bSir Alex Ferguson has said that Louis Van Gaal was right to “clear the decks” in the summer, as the Dutchman embarked on a much-needed revolution that saw the squad left behind by Fergie being almost completely overhauled.

Fergie had not spoken publicly about Van Gaal until now but speaking to MUTV in a programme entitled Sir Alex: Life After Management which is due to air on Monday, he revealed that he’s been favourably impressed by Van Gaal’s determination to reshape the squad according to his vision.

“Louis van Gaal has made a lot of changes and, thinking about that, actually maybe he’s doing the right thing, to clear the decks and build his own team,” Ferguson is quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph.

“Because he’s got the experience and coaching ability to do that.

“The way he’s approached it I think has been brilliant.”

“It was the first time I’ve ever had a holiday in my life in December,” the former United manager said.

“And I’m sitting there at pool side in Abu Dhabi and I said to Cathy, ’I should be at Carrington!’”

Radamel Falcao, one of the new faces brought in by Louis Van Gaal,  has reiterated his desire to remain at United for ‘the coming years’ after scoring his first goal for the club against Everton on Sunday.

“Manchester United were the ones that gambled on me when it was very difficult to do so,” the Colombian said. “It has been a very difficult year, not just in my professional career.

“What happened at the start of the year (injury) affected me in every way, but it has also helped me grow as a human being, to think about many things, to mature.

“In terms of my thoughts and plans for the future, I want to stay at Manchester United for the coming years.

“I’m still going to need some time to be OK, but I am feeling very comfortable and very good on the pitch, in harmony with myself, with the ball and with football.”

Dan