Louis van Gaal has revealed he wants to succeed as Manchester United manager to repay the support of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Sir Alex Ferguson has given his backing to van Gaal in recent interviews, claiming the United manager can restore the team to the heights which he attained in his 27 years as boss at Old Trafford.
“It’s fantastic,” said van Gaal. “When you come to Manchester United, because I know Sir Alex, you hope that he will support you.
“And when he is supporting you, he is doing that not only this week but in other conferences he gave.
“He showed a lot of confidence and belief in me and you need that as a trainer-coach, as manager of Manchester United.
“You need that belief and support of managers like Sir Alex. I am very happy with that because then you can work more easily.
“But it’s also pressure because he believes in you and that gives you that pressure that you have to get results. It’s not so easy to win Premier League matches.”
United are unbeaten in seven games including 6 straight wins before they managed to take a point from Villa Park on Saturday