Club legend backs Manchester United’s title chances whilst praising Van Gaal

Manchester United favourite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed his former club’s Premier League title chances this season and praised the ‘strong personality’ of new manager Louis van Gaal, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.

The former Cardiff City boss certainly knows a thing or two about life with the 13-time Premier League champions, having won six English titles, two FA Cups and a Champions League title during his eleven campaigns in the Red Devils first team, where he was famed as the club’s super-sub.

The Norwegian former front-man, who claimed 126 goals in 366 appearances for United, has come out in support of the direction van Gaal has taken the club in this season, recently telling reporters; “He’s been a breath of fresh air. The fans, the players needed a strong personality. You see he’s talking about winning the Championship. I think that’s the Manchester United mentality.

“We shouldn’t talk about being third or fourth. We should talk about winning the league. I’ve been here for too many years to say they can’t. Be in the hunt in March April and you never know. That’s when everything gets decided.”

United are currently eight points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea, but will look to close the gap this afternoon as they visit relegation candidates Aston Villa.