Louis van Gaal sent shockwaves through Man United, says Rio Ferdinand

Louis van Gaal has sent shockwaves through Manchester United, according to Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand

QPR centre-half Rio Ferdinand Photo: Jason O'Callaghan

Louis van Gaal sent shockwaves through Manchester United after Netherlands’s World Cup campaign, according to Rio Ferdinand.

The Red Devils manager has enjoyed a good start to life at Old Trafford after completing the Manchester club’s pre-season campaign with a 100 per cent record.

He has gone in there and a big wave of confidence has gone through the squad

Rio Ferdinand

Ferdinand left United to join Queens Park Rangers this summer, and the former England international feels Van Gaal has given the United squad confidence.

“I think the dynamics have changed at the club with the new manager,” Ferdinand is quoted as saying by talkSPORT.

“Speaking to a few lads in and around the club, the whole place seems to have been given a lift and is bouncing.

“They have got someone in there who has got a great track record and, having had a good World Cup as well, doing what he did with the big decisions he made during the games for Holland, that sent shockwaves through Old Trafford.

“The players now know he is good at what he does, they have seen it for their own eyes, and that brings confidence. He has gone in there and a big wave of confidence has gone through the squad.”

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