Monday, 18th August, 2014

Netherlands legend Willem van Hanegem believes that Louis van Gaal is grappling with a poor team at Manchester United and insists that no one at the Red Devils is drawing any comparisons with David Moyes.

Van Gaal lost his first official match in charge of Manchester United on Saturday, going down to a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman, who succeeded Moyes following Manchester United's seventh place finish last term, is having to make do with a team that is not good enough at present, Van Hanegem insists.

"Louis' teams always end up playing good football and winning the top prizes", the 70-year-old told the Algemeen Dagblad.


"They know this at United. Internally they are not drawing any comparisons with the bad start that David Moyes made last year.


"Louis is of a totally different order."

And Van Hanegem, who won 52 caps with the Netherlands, points out that the resources at Van Gaal's disposal are not yet those he would like.

"That team isn't so good. Louis has lots to do there.

"He needs time and he will address it himself. Van Gaal is strong enough."

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