Man United on brink of something special with Louis van Gaal, say ex-Red Devil

Quinton Fortune runs rule over Louis van Gaal's Manchester United side

Quinton Fortune believes Manchester United are on the brink of something special under Louis van Gaal.

The Red Devils have been heavily criticised for a lack of creativity this season after having scored a disappointing six goals in their last six games in all competitions.

I expect United to kick on in the second part of the season and get stronger

Quinton Fortune

However, United are only a point behind joint leaders Leicester City and Manchester City after Saturday evening’s 1-1 draw at King Power Stadium.

While Van Gaal is under-fire for his tactics at Old Trafford amid reports Pep Guardiola is interested in the United job, South African Fortune is confident the Dutchman will lead the Red Devils to silverware.

Fortune told Sky Sports: “The criticism is a little unfair because it’s impossible to live up to Sir Alex Ferguson, their greatest manager,” Fortune told Sky Sports. “It’s a different style compared to what we are used to, but he mentioned when he arrived that he was going to do it his way and we have to expect that. The style is not what fans expect at United but you have to be patient.

“He’s a manager who likes to work with young players, as you can see at the moment, and he just needs a bit of time because put it all together. If you look at the season there are games when it has clicked. For example, against Everton we played really well and we saw some signs of what he’s capable of doing.

“I’m waiting for everything to click. Once it clicks, we are going to see something really special. To be in the position we are in at the moment and not playing well, that’s a good sign. I expect United to kick on in the second part of the season and get stronger.”

The Red Devils are unbeaten in six games in all competitions since a humiliating 3-0 loss to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in October.

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The 20-time English champions host Slaven Bilic’s high-flying West Ham United at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

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