Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is happy to know that he still has the support of influential men such as Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Dutchman has been under pressure to save his job for months now, but the Manchester United board have decided against pulling the trigger, despite the declining level of performances.

With Jose Mourinho widely tipped to become the next Manchester United boss, and many fans against Van Gaal continuing as the club manager beyond the summer, Ferguson came out in defence of 64-year-old earlier this week.

The legendary former Manchester United boss, who is now part of the club’s board, stressed the importance of time and patience with Van Gaal and asked the supporters to show some faith in the veteran Dutch coach.

Van Gaal is grateful towards Ferguson and admits that it is good to know the club hierarchy are still backing him to complete his job at Manchester United.  


When asked about the Scot’s comments, the Manchester United manager said: “I think he is right, and I cannot deny that.

“He based it on a few arguments and I have used the same arguments.

"We are speaking in the same voice, and it’s good to know that I have support.”

Despite Ferguson’s support, it has been widely speculated that the club have already lined up Mourinho to replace Van Gaal at the end of the season.