Louis van Gaal: Sir Alex Ferguson congratulated me

Louis van Gaal reveals Sir Alex Ferguson phoned him to offer his congratulations after his appointment as Manchester United boss

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Ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson Photo: The Sport Review

Louis van Gaal has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson phoned him to offer his congratulations after he was appointed as Manchester United manager.

The 62-year-old was introduced to the media at Old Trafford on Thursday and said that he has a good relationship with the former Red Devils manager.

We know each other very well. I shall drink coffee and wine with him

Louis van Gaal

“Sir Alex called to congratulate me and we have spoken about getting a coffee or to eat with each other,” Van Gaal said.

“We were always invited to Uefa forums and we would always have a glass of wine. We know each other very well. I shall drink coffee and wine with him – maybe the best wine I can imagine.

“Sir Alex also had a strong philosophy, and it was always affirming that because he won a lot of titles. I hope I can do that.”

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