The greatest manager in history, Sir Alex Ferguson is excited about Manchester Uniteds prospects in the future, once Louis van Gaal finally has a fit squad to pick from.
In an interview with BTSport, the longest serving manager in the clubs history also said that new signings needed time to settle into life at the club, citing his experiences with Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra who took time to settle.
I don’t know how Louis van Gaal can expect to get the best results with the injuries he’s had. When he gets the best players back, you watch United go – because he’s a great coach, he will do well.
I’m not interested with what is happening with the players he’s brought in, as that will take time.
When I brought in Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic in the January of the same year, they were all over the place. They took five months to get used to playing for Manchester United – the culture and the history of the club.
These new players will be exactly same.
Sir Alex took time to single out members of his former squad for praise, including David de Gea, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Perise.
They have still got great players,
The World Cup has maybe taken a little bit out of Robin van Persie, but you watch him in the second half of the season. He will be fine.
Rooney is back flying and he will always get you a goal. Having a goalscorer in your team is always an advantage.
The one that is most pleasing to me is David De Gea. When we bought him as a kid he was really skinny but he had ability. He has special talents and he is showing that now and I’m really pleased for the kid.
When we get those players back, we will be fine.
However, Fergie singled out new Vice Captain, Michael Carrick, for special praise.
I think Michael’s the best central midfielder in English football, I think he’s the best English player in the game.
Manchester United will be back in action on Boxing Day (26th December) against Newcastle United and will be hoping to see some of the injury troubles put behind them as Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Ander Herrera and Marouanne Fellaini are approaching a return to the squad.
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