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Unlikely figure from Man United’s past steps up to defend van Gaal

David Moyes has emerged as an unlikely cheerleader for the man who replaced him at Manchester United, Louis van Gaal.

Speaking on BT Sport’s Clare Balding show [as per The Sun], the Scottish manager has insisted that the Red Devils would be wrong to part ways with the Dutch coach and has pleaded with club officials to give the experienced manager enough time to turn things around.

“After Sir Alex the job was going to be very difficult. It was going to take time to rebuild, it was a rebuilding job at Manchester United,” Moyes—who was recently sacked by Real Sociedad—began.

“You’ve got to remember David Gill left, he was a big influence at Manchester United. I think even what Manchester United stand for, is they keep their managers, they’ve always supported their managers

“I hope they stick with Louis van Gaal, he deserves more time. It’s still a work in progress for him, he’s made some signings.

“From my experience in Spain it’ll take time for players from abroad to settle in. So I think they should stick with it. They don’t want to become a club which continually changes their manager.”

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The manager’s comments come as rumours swirl that axed Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is set for the top job at Old Trafford.

The wily Portuguese boss may have unravelled spectacularly at Chelsea (along with his team) but he remains one of the few coaches with the prestige and the reputation to almost guarantee success at Old Trafford.

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