Peter Schmeichel: Louis van Gaal will bring success to Old Trafford if given enough time.


Former Red Devils goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes appointing Louis van Gaal was the right decision and the Dutchman will be successful if given enough time.

Sir Alex Ferguson retired as manager of Manchester United in 2013 just after securing the English Premier League title for the 13th time and David Moyes was chosen to be his successor.

Moyes had a terrible 2013/14 campaign, guiding Manchester United to seventh in the Premier League table and he was relieved of his duties back in May.

Louis van Gaal was then appointed to replace the Scot. The Dutchman spent big and even broke the British transfer record after the £59.7m purchase of Angel di Maria from Real Madrid.

The Red Devils manager has handled a shaky start to the 2014/15 campaign, winning three in seven games but United legend Schmeichel who won 5 Premier League titles, 4 FA cups and 1 Champions League at the club, believes Van Gaal needs time to take United back to the top where they belong.

The Dane is quoted by Goal saying: "Manchester United will always be my home, part of me.

"Alex Ferguson is not there anymore and the club is going through difficult times but I believe bringing Louis van Gaal was a good move. The new team and new coach just need time; it is not easy to reach that level that Ferguson's United was at.

"If you can remember, it took Ferguson some time to manage things in his way too and, after that, he ruled for two decades."

When asked about the revelation in Roy Keane`s new book where his former colleague claimed to have headbutted Schmeichel, he replied: ''No comment''


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