Cristiano Ronaldo believes Manchester United can win the Premier League title under Louis van Gaal.
Man United and van Gaal have been criticised in recent weeks following a number of poor displays.
However, van Gaal has steered them to top spot in their Champions League group and fourth in the league table, four points behind Manchester City at the summit.
Ronaldo insisted van Gaal has the necessary credentials to succeed at United.
“He’s a good coach, he did many good things and won many trophies for other clubs,” Ronaldo said.
“What I expect is that Manchester can be champions in England. With van Gaal, with all the players and staff, I wish them all the best.”
Ronaldo was part of one of the most successful United teams ever and the current side still has a long way to go if they are to match their achievements. However, it is clear that van Gaal is steadily laying foundations for future success at the club, although, in the short-term, he has been receiving flak for an increasingly turgid style of football.