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Manchester United have made a “brilliant start” under LVG claims Ferguson

"The way he's approached it, I think, has been brilliant."

Sir Alex Ferguson has heaped praise on Louis van Gaal despite a mixed set of results

The fact that Manchester United sit fourth in the Premier League table is less a reflection of the Red Devils making a strong start and more to do with the fact that they have had an easy set of opening fixtures.

Eleven points from seven games played is far from impressive when you consider that opponents have included the likes of Burnley, QPR, Sunderland and Leicester, with the latter winning 5-3 when the teams met at the King Power Stadium.

Nevertheless, Louis van Gaal is reasonably happy with his team’s start to the campaign and Sir Alex Ferguson has gone further by claiming it has been a brilliant start by the Dutchman.

While David Moyes didn’t receive financial backing in the transfer market, the likes of Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind have all arrived at Old Trafford, with Ferguson feeling as though a top four spot is in sight for United.

Ferguson, speaking as part of an MUTV documentary seen by the Daily Telegraph, has backed van Gaal’s new broom approach in his first significant assessment of the Dutchman’s regime.

He said: “Louis van Gaal has made a lot of changes and, thinking about that, actually maybe he’s doing the right thing to clear the decks and build his own team.

“He’s got the experience and the coaching ability to do that. The way he’s approached it, I think, has been brilliant.”

All odds were correct at time of posting.