Van Gaal full of praise for Arsenal’s main man

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has praised Arsenal equivalent Arsene Wenger ahead of the respective sides clashing in the Premier League this weekend.

Pressure is building on the long-serving Gunners boss after consecutive defeats in the Champions League and a loss to Chelsea recently.

Jose Mourinho has been vocal in the fact that Wenger has not won the Premier League title in 11 years, but Van Gaal has refused to criticise the Frenchman in the same way.

The Old Trafford supremo has stressed that the former Monaco chief is doing a great job at the Emirates Stadium and his long reign at the club is testament to his abilities.

“I think that he’s doing great work,” The Guardian quote Van Gaal as saying.

“When you can, like Sir Alex Ferguson, stay in a club for such a long period of time, you have to be very good, otherwise you shall not succeed.

“So I think Arsene Wenger is one of the best coaches of this world, and the same thing with Sir Alex, who I think is the best, because he won the most titles, for example.

Arsene Wenger, when you are with one club for such a long time, and everyone is satisfied – the fans, the board, the players – then you are very good, believe me.”

United enter the clash on top of the Premier League table and will hope to cement their place at the summit with three points against the Gunners.

Arsenal have been inconsistent so far this season but will know that victory will throw them right back into the mix this weekend.

 


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