Former Manchester United No2 Steve McClaren has backed the appointment of Louis van Gaal.
"Iâ€™ve come across him many times and remember every game," McClaren said of the new Manchester United manager. "Heâ€™s actually the only man Iâ€™ve given flowers to.
"We had to win the game to finish second. We thought, heâ€™s won the league - we'll shower him with all good wishes and try and get him in a nicer mood and his team a little more relaxed than normal.
"So we gave a procession, congratulated them on winning the championship and in Holland you don't get bottles of champagne, you get flowers. Every time you win something, retire, they give you a bunch of flowers. So I gave Louis a bunch of flowers. We won 3-0. That got us into the Champions League."
He added: "Heâ€™s a very good coach, very good manager, knows what he wants. He's done it at every club - Manchester United is the perfect fit for him."
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