‘He knows what he wants’: Manchester United star Michael Carrick on Louis van Gaal

Angry Louis van Gaal

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick speaks highly of manager Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has been singing the praises of manager Louis van Gaal.

The Dutchman was appointed the United boss in the summer and seems to have finally got to grips with the Premier League.

United struggled for results and with inconsistency in the opening weeks of the campaign, but they have now won six games in a row to move up to third in the league table.

Carrick, who has been made United’s vice-captain, is full of praise for Van Gaal and has explained how he is different to other managers.

“He (Van Gaal) is obviously a different personality to the managers that we have had," the 33-year-old England international told The Telegraph. "You guys see it yourself, with how he talks to the press!

“It is hard to describe, but he is definitely the boss and he knows what he wants. He has an aura about him which means you can tell he is the boss without him even speaking, which is important, especially at a club like this.

“Louis has that presence which gives off the sense that, if you do it my way, we'll win. It is a great thing to have.”

United are back in Premier League action today when they take on Aston Villa away from home.

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