David Moyes: Why Man United must stick with Louis van Gaal
David Moyes explains why Manchester United must give Louis van Gaal more time
David Moyes says Manchester United must stick with Louis van Gaal.
The 64-year-old is coming under increasing pressure at Old Trafford after the 20-time English champions failed to win their fourth successive Premier League game on Monday.
I hope they stick with Louis Van Gaal, he deserves more time, it’s still a work in progress for him
The Red Devils failed to beat defending champions Chelsea at home despite hitting the woodwork twice in the first half of the stalemate earlier this week.
Jose Mourinho has been linked with Van Gaal’s position in recent weeks after the Portuguese coach was sacked by Chelsea, whilst Pep Guardiola is also being touted as a potential replacement.
However, Moyes, who lasted 11 months at Old Trafford before the Scot was sacked in April 2014, explained why he believes Van Gaal deserves more time to put things right at United.
“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 said speaking on The Clare Balding Show.
“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 will 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 continuously changes their manager.”
The Red Devils are in sixth place and nine points behind leaders Arsenal ahead of their home clash against Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Watch the full interview with David Moyes on The Clare Balding Show tomorrow from 8.00pm on BT Sport 1.