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Ex-Man Utd midfielder Muhren backing Van Gaal appointment

Former Manchester United midfielder Arnold Muhren has backed Louis van Gaal for the job.

Van Gaal remains favourite to succeed the sacked David Moyes with Muhren saying he is the ideal fit - a leader that reminds him of Sir Alex Ferguson.

"For me Louis Van Gaal is the complete coach," Muhren told the Manchester Evening News.

"We talk in Holland about the big five and they are Rinus Michels, Johan Cruyff, Guus Hiddink, Dick Advocaat and Louis Van Gaal. They are the best we have ever produced.

"If United were to appoint Van Gaal, I am convinced they would be very, very pleased with their decision. Every player who has ever worked with him talks about him with great respect.

"He defends his players in public and that is one of the many areas Sir Alex Ferguson was so good at.

"I see a lot of Sir Alex in Van Gaal. He is strong in his decision making, has lots of experience and knows exactly what he wants. His attacking style of football is just what United want.

"He is very clear in the way he wants to play. He is very 'team' minded. Of course he likes individual players but they have to fit into a team structure.

"And he is not just interested in the senior players. He was always very hands on at Ajax with the youth academy. He wants to know about everything that is going on from the young kids upwards. He is always looking to promote young home produced players."

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