Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has given his approval to the club’s summer transfer policy, which saw new manager Louis van Gaal oversee a radical £150 million restructuring of the squad, as reported by the Daily Star.
Van Gaal replaced David Moyes, who was never given an opportunity to spend the same level of funds, and the Dutch boss saw many chances to spend money given to him.
With Ed Woodward loosening the purse strings, Van Gaal splashed the cash, hoping to improve a Man Utd squad which had stumbled to a seventh place finish in the Premier League last season.
As a result, Van Gaal was able to sign six new players for the first team, and the club shattered the record outlay for a British side, paying £59.7 million to bring in Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.
The summer also saw the departures of home grown stars like Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley, and some questioned how this fit in with Man Utd’s ethos.
However, former boss Ferguson has backed Van Gaal, saying: “Louis van Gaal has made a lot of changes and, thinking about that, actually maybe he’s doing the right thing, to clear the decks and build his own team.
“Because he’s got the experience and coaching ability to do that. The way he’s approached it I think has been brilliant.”