Louis van Gaal could be confirmed as the manager of Manchester United sometime this week after various delays, and has also hinted a potential candidate to become the team’s next captain, Mirror reports.
The Dutch manager praised Robin van Persie after a pre-World Cup friendly between the Netherlands and Ecuador, with the striker scoring his teams only goal in a 1-1 draw.
“He plays very well,” he said. “Now he is coming from a bad injury and he scores a fantastic goal – unbelievable – and he was pressing, so I was happy with him, but he is also a good captain”.
He even gave some extra comments to justify why he couldn’t hide his admiration for the United striker after his recent performance.
“Always, you make a player captain when you have more or less the same philosophy, not only about football tactics but also about life,” he added.
“So I think that’s very important. I believe that Van Persie and Van Gaal [have] the same philosophy.”
However, as the 62-year old has yet to be officially named as the new Red Devils boss, he cannot actually confirm any news regarding the now former Premier League champions.