Dutch legend Kluivert comments on Van Gaal and Rooney

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Patrick Kluivert has backed Manchester United to finish in the top four.

Former Dutch international striker Patrick Kluivert has backed Manchester United to finish in the top four.

United already sit fourth in the Premier League, and Kluivert believes his former Ajax boss will keep United there.

He is quoted by Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo: "Give him time. He will come good with United, I am sure.

"During the next two or three games they will be stabilised, and I see them qualifying for the next season of the Champions League."

Kluivert scored the winner back in 1995 for Ajax's Champions League winning side, and says Wayne Rooney can be a success for Van Gaal, providing he can cut out the red cards.

"You will not have problems with the likes of Rooney, only he should start thinking for the team."

Rooney's misjudged tackle against West Ham saw him receive an instant red card, and a three-match ban.

He misses United's upcoming game against Chelsea at the end of the month, a crucial test of Van Gaal's side and their potential to finish in the top four.

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