Louis van Gaal
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Injuries have always been a manager's worst nightmare. A manager who is no stranger to big clubs, big players and big games is Loius Van Gaal.
Van Gaal has managed and won titles in three different leagues ,but has never faced a torrid injury crisis like the one he has had to face at his current club Manchester United.
Photo: Manchester United Manager, Louis van Gaal (Getty Images)
Former Manchester United manager and the most successful manager in the history of British Football Sir Alex Ferguson has publicly expressed his full support of Louis van Gaal who is now in the hot-seat at Old Trafford. Van Gaal was given the responsibility of picking up all the pieces of a broken team engineered by David Moyes, in an effort to bring them back to where they belong.
Manchester United faces another big test this weekend with a trip to city rivals Manchester City. The Red Devils have been without their skipper for their last three outings due to suspension but he will be available for this monumental clash. Wayne Rooney was seen training on Friday and manager Louis van Gaal confirmed his skipper is fit to play in the Manchester derby.
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As a club, Manchester United has a history and tradition of having faith in homegrown talent and giving youth a chance. This is the foundation upon which the club was built, started by Sir Matt Busby who won the First Division in 1956 with a squad the average age of just 22 years. The media dubbed his squad the 'Busby Babes' and that generation of players has laid the foundation for what the club believes in and stands for today.
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For over two decades the Old Trafford faithful has witnessed one man, Sir Alex Ferguson, running things in the dugout and replacing such an icon was always going to be tough. David Moyes was the‘Chosen One’ but failed miserably to keep Manchester United competitive and ended finishing 7th last season. It was shocking to the football world as the Red Devils failed to secure Champions League Football and faced a tough challenge of recruiting top players to the club.