Louis van Gaal appointed Manchester United manager: Roy Keane says David Moyes should have got more time but wishes Van Gaal well
Former United midfielder has his say on the new appointment
Wednesday 21 May 2014
Roy Keane has given his backing to new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and hopes the Dutchman will be given more time than his predecessor, David Moyes.
Moyes was sacked from his position as United boss after just ten months in April, with Van Gaal being named as his replacement recently.
Keane, who played for United nearly 500 times over a 12 year career, said he hopes that Van Gaal will do well as the new boss but expressed how he felt Moyes should have been given more time.
"I thought David Moyes was a good choice and I felt he maybe should have got a bit more time," Keane said.
"Van Gaal is obviously a vastly experienced manager. He has worked at big clubs, Bayern, Barcelona, he’s been involved with national teams before, so fingers crossed he’ll come in and do the business.
Read more: Louis van Gaal targets instant success at Manchester United
Mourinho gives his approval over 'great guy' Van Gaal
Van Gaal set to name RVP as United captain, not Wayne Rooney
"Different managers have different styles and different character traits. I have heard that [he is a disciplinarian] before. He is pretty strict in terms of time keeping and stuff like that. But listen, if you can’t be on time for work, there’s something drastically wrong.
"Fingers crossed he’ll come in and United give him all the baking and support that he needs and hopefully he’ll get a lot more time than David Moyes was given."
Van Gaal will take up his role as manager at Old Trafford after his commitments with the Dutch national side are seen through at the World Cup.
Latest in Sport
Pornhub: Cheeky Liverpool fan uploads Philippe Coutinho wonder-goal video to adult website
Ireland 19 England 9 player ratings: Jonathan Sexton? Devin Toner? Alex Goode? Who was the star man in Dublin?
Eden Hazard didn't like the champagne on offer in the Chelsea dressing room
Why Manchester City could turn to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers if Manuel Pellegrini is dismissed
Arsene Wenger on Francis Coquelin: 'You don't have all the qualities but you have to express what you're good at'
- 1 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 2 Ed Miliband deemed less influential than One Direction's Louis Tomlinson by official Doncaster power list
- 3 Japanese island overrun with cats after population explodes
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'