Charlton backs Van Gaal to succeed at Manchester United

The Dutchman is yet to see his side win a competitive fixture but the legendary former midfielder has backed the club to return to winning ways soon
Sir Bobby Charlton expects Manchester United to go on a “great adventure” under Louis van Gaal this season.

United endured a dismal season under David Moyes last term, finishing seventh and subsequently missing out on European football entirely.

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But Charlton is sure the Dutchman can turn the club’s fortunes around and believes United – who acquired such stars as Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao in the summer – will benefit from having no Champions League commitments in 2014-15.

“It seems strange that Manchester United aren’t involved in European football for a season,” Charlton told the Daily Mail. “It’s crazy but maybe it can make things easier for us.

“We’ve started with some new players, we’ve not been playing well but we will play well. I think that it’s going to be a great adventure of how we pull ourselves back round and get back to the way it used to be.”

Van Gaal has overseen two draws in his opening three Premier League games as Red Devils manager but Charlton is sure United will soon get back to winning ways.

“He has given me and most of us fans some good news,” he added. “We won’t struggle, definitely we won’t struggle any more.

“It’s just such a strange environment the way that it’s all happened, that Manchester United is out of the news but it won’t be for very long.”

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