Manchester United legend David Beckham doesn’t want Van Gaal to be judged till the season comes to an end.
Van Gaal has not had a beautiful season with United, with the devils getting dumped out of the UCL and struggling in the EPL.
And the 1-0 loss to Midjtylland in the Europa league did not help Van Gaal’s situation.
“Van Gaal is an experienced manager with a great reputation in the game. Sometimes it takes time. It is not easy being manager of Manchester United,” Beckham told talkSPORT.
“We have to look at results, we have to look at the way we play, we have to listen to fans – the people that really matter at the club – and I only hear great things about him as a person, as a manager, as a coach.
“I have met him once before and he treated me unbelievably well. He is manager of Manchester United so there is always going to be criticism, but at the end of the season let’s see what happens.”
Beckham has admitted he finds it hard to see United going through a difficult period, but he believes it was inevitable they would struggle following the departure of manager Alex Ferguson and players such as Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.
“As a United fan, I always hoped we wouldn’t go through a slump, but it was inevitable. When the manager left that was always going to be a massive thing, but you also lost players like Keaney, like Scholesy, and Giggsy has stopped playing. You have lost such great characters through the team,” he added.
“We have had so much success over the last 20 years that if we don’t win something for one season or two seasons people talk about it being a crisis.
“United is United. It doesn’t matter if you love them or hate them, they are one of the biggest, if not the biggest, club in the world and you have to keep that reputation. The only way you can keep that reputation is by winning trophies.”