PHOTO: Sir Alex Ferguson looking like he loves watching Manchester United again

Former Manchester United boss all smiles as the club beat Newcastle.

Sir Alex Ferguson clearly loves watching the club he managed for the best part of three decades, but last season it didn't always look like it.

Poor results and dull football under David Moyes made for numerous cut-aways by the television cameras to shots of Ferguson looking glum or shaking his head.

This season it's all different. Not only have the players got their swagger back under new boss Louis van Gaal, but Sir Alex looks like he is enjoying watching the club again.

Still a director at Old Trafford, he would be watching regardless, but his happy mood is a positive endorsement for the former Dutch international boss.

Van Gaal commented last week to say that he appreciated recent praise from the Scotsman was a double-edged sword, in terms of being positive, but also a reminder of the man he has to live up to.

So far however he is doing a superb job compared to his predecessor David Moyes, and with terrible luck with injuries to his players. A win against Tottenham on Sunday will give Ferguson even more to smile about.

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