Van Gaal’s Manchester United get the thumbs up from Fabio Capello

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Former England coach Fabio Capello feels Manchester United are improving.

Former England coach Fabio Capello feels Manchester United are improving under new boss Louis Van Gaal.

The Dutch coach was backed heavily by the United hierarchy during the summer transfer window and brought in a number of renowned stars such as Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria.

In spite of the huge investment on new players, the Red Devils have faced similar frailties as the previous season as a number of defensive lapses have coincided with mixed results.

After 10 matches gone in the Premier League season, Van Gaal’s side have acclaimed just 13 points – four points lower than this stage last season – and find themselves in 10th spot in the table.

However, the sounds coming out of Old Trafford suggest that performances are on the up and last weekend’s narrow loss at rivals Manchester City in contrast gave plenty of cause for optimism.

Fabio Cappelo watched the game against City and felt United were superb as he tipped his hat to Van Gaal’s new-look side and hinted that it’s only a matter of time before things start to click.

“Against City they played a superb game, especially in the second half. City didn’t have a good game, just in the first half hour.” He said, quoted by the Spanish newspaper AS.

“United are improving a lot, after all they have many important injuries. They have come from a very low level and now is the time to just wait for the players to understand Van Gaal and his methods.”

Up next for United is a home match against strugglers Crystal Palace and it could provide the perfect opportunity to get a confidence-boosting victory ahead of the next international break.

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