Louis van Gaal could sign new deal with Manchester United according to Alex Ferguson

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Louis van Gaal could stay on past his current three-year contract at Old Trafford, according to the club's former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Ferguson has insisted that it's hard to leave the club 'when you get the bug'.

The legendary manager, of course, reversed his decision to retire back in 2002 and has hinted that Van Gaal could stay on in Manchester for the foreseeable future.


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Ferguson also believes that Ryan Giggs should remain at Old Trafford as he continues to gain experience. The Welshman has been tipped to eventually replace Van Gaal at the Theatre of Dreams, but he may well have to bide his time before taking on the top job.

Speaking at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester last night, Ferguson stated: "You never know what Louis will do. When you get the bug it's hard to leave.

"Ryan is getting experience under Van Gaal and he did under David Moyes, so I think his learning process is very good.

"People have said it might be better for him to leave but I am not so sure about that."


Ferguson is right. If Van Gaal enjoys a successful next couple of years at the club, it's going to be hard for him to move on. At the end of the day, the Dutchman appears to be building quite the side at Old Trafford, so he certainly won't depart without a second thought.

Of course, it's all about winning the Premier League title for Van Gaal. Can he emulate Ferguson and secure the prestigious trophy for the Red Devils?

It's not going to be easy, of course. United are still in a period of transition, but they appear to be going from strength-to-strength. Van Gaal has been around the block long enough to know that it will take a great deal of hard work, but he will be determined to bring the glory days back to the club sooner rather than later.

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