Former United Legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson has warned United rivals about the possible threat which is waiting for them from the Red Devils.


He has warned other English clubs that Manchester United will be a force to reckon with when the injured players return.


He has backed the former Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Netherlands manager to bring success back to the club once the injured players return.


“I don’t know how he can expect to be getting the best results with the injuries he’s had [in his squad],” said Ferguson of Van Gaal during an interview with BT Sport. “When he gets the best players back you watch United. Because he’s a great coach, he’ll do well.”


Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Van Gaal’s signings by adding that they just need time to gel in the team. He said: “I’m not interested what’s happening with the players he’s brought in because they’ll need time.”


He compared the same situation with couple of players he bough during his reign with the Reds. “When I took Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic in the January of the same year [2006] they were all over the place. It took five months to get used to playing for Manchester United, the culture, the history of the club, and these new players will be exactly the same” he added.


On Carrick – The best English player


Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed Michael Carrick as the “the best English player in the game”. Carrick has been a hugely influential figure for United since his return from injury.


When Carrick has started this season, the reds have won six and drew just the one. He has excelled both in midfield role and also the centre back position.


“I think Michael Carrick is the best English centre-midfield player, the best English player in the game,” added the great Scot.


While Carrick was offered the most praise by Ferguson, he also had good words in store for Wayne Rooney and the in-form keeper David De Gea, who he signed in 2011.



“For Robin van Persie, the World Cup maybe took a little bit out of him but you watch him in the second half [of the season], he’ll be fine. Rooney’s back flying, and Rooney will always get you a goal.”


“And the one that’s most pleasing to me of the present lot is David De Gea. When we bought him he was a kid, but he’s got special talent and I’m really pleased for that kid I really am” said Ferguson.


Praise for Class of 92 team –


Meanwhile, Ferguson suggested his success at United was mainly gained from the spirit of his first title winning side.


“Many people have different interpretations of what I’ve made Manchester United over the last 26 years, with great players like Rooney, Ronaldo, Cantona, Keane, Robson, Schmeichel, there’s too many to talk about,” he added.


“But honestly I think the spirit of Manchester United has come from the ’92 team. I think that gave everyone at the club, not just the supporters, myself, my staff the directors, Bobby Charlton who was brought up in the Matt Busby era, it brought back the history of Manchester United, no question.”


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