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Van Gaal blasts Man Utd appointing Solskjaer; Ferdinand links

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has slammed the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager - and talk of Rio Ferdinand being offered the technical director's post.

Speaking with the Guardian, Van Gaal says United are to tap into their former players' pool.

"As a good player, you're not a good manager or you're not a good technical director," he said of Ferdinand.

"It's more or less what is happening now with [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer, ex-players, old boys' network.

"It's not always a good choice. It can be but it's not always a good choice."

He added: "Because Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world that needs a manager with experience.

"Not a manager who has trained at one or two teams and on a lower level."

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