Arsene Wenger backs 'top class' Van Gaal for Manchester United

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has backed Louis Van Gaal ahead of his reported move to Premier League rivals Manchester United.


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has seen a number of different managers come and go from the Premier League, but not many come and go from Manchester United.

During his long tenure in charge of the Gunners, Manchester United have were the only Premier League club who hadn’t changed boss until Sir Alex Ferguson opted to retire last summer.

David Moyes replaced the retiring Scot, but the former Everton boss recently received his marching orders following a woeful campaign which sees the Red Devils trophy-less and without Champions League football next season.

A number of high-profile names have been linked with the Old Trafford hot-seat, and if reports are to be believed, former Bayern Munich and Barcelona coach Louis Van Gaal will take over as early as next Wednesday.

The current Dutch boss has bags of experience, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger appears to be a fan as he backed the decision during his Friday press conference ahead of the Gunners’ clash with West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Asked whether he believes Van Gaal can have an impact in the Premier League, Wenger responded:

“Yes, because he’s a top class manager.”

The 62-year-old Dutchman would arrive at Old Trafford with an impressive CV, having won the Champions League with Ajax, La Liga twice with Barcelona and the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.

With Toni Kroos and Kevin Strootman earmarked as possible transfers this summer, brining Van Gaal to the club will certainly aid Man United’s hopes of landing the impressive duo.

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