Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has said that he will only consider himself an Old Trafford success when he finally receives praise from club legend Sir Alex Ferguson, according to the Daily Mirror.
United have recently kicked up and gear to find a rich vein of form, and have clocked up victories over Champions League rivals Tottenham and Liverpool over the past month.
Former United defender Gary Neville hailed United’s first half display at Anfield as the best performance he’d seen from the side in years, as they continue their rebuilding process.
However, despite the rounded support he is receiving in the job now, Van Gaal has said that he will only know for sure that he is on the right track when he is praised by legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
“The comments of legends are always important because they have a lot of fans,” said Van Gaal.
“And fans are listening to the legends, so it’s nice for Manchester United.
“It’s nice for the players, and also nice for the manager, when legends are saying that.
“But I think if, for example, Ferguson says that, then I’m more proud, because he can judge as a manager much better than ex-players what the achievement is in such a game.
“He [Ferguson] is always on his way somewhere, so it’s difficult to speak with him. But we have made an appointment and he shall pay for dinner – that’s very important!”