DWIGHT YORKE: Giggs should replace Van Gaal

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Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke is the latest of the club’s former players to offer his backing to Louis van Gaal. Speaking to Omnisport, Yorke, one of the club’s current ambassadors steered well clear of offering any criticism of the beleaguered manager when asked about United’s current plight.

“I think we have a very experienced manager in our current position. We know he has one more year on his contract. We have to wait and see where that is going to go.”

Yorke was also happy to throw his support behind assistant manager Ryan Giggs as Van Gaal’s predecessor, stating:

“He’s also had three years as an assistant now. I feel the time is right, as soon as Van Gaal’s contract finishes.”

United have endured a torrid season, sitting 16 points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City and exiting both of Europe’s club competitions, but Yorke seems upbeat about the club’s immediate future.

“At the moment, the team is not where we want to be but at the same time, we are in a relatively decent position to try and make something of the end of the season.”