Dutch winger Arjen Robben has backed Louis van Gaal to succeed at Manchester United, and admitted he would join his former coach if he was unhappy with current club Bayern Munich.

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rob van gThe 31-year-old was signed at Bayern Munich by Louis van Gaal, and then starred under the coach for the Dutch national team, which finished third at last summer’s World Cup.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Robben backed Van Gaal to succeed at Manchester United, despite a difficult start which has seen some pundits and fans disappointed with the way the English giants are playing.

Robben said,“I have a lot of confidence he will be a success,”

“He needs time to build his team. When he qualifies for the Champions League — and he has a realistic chance of winning the FA Cup — if that happens, he has had a great season.

The winger then added that if he was unhappy in Munich, he could reunite with Van Gaal again in Manchester, “The life I have with my family is so good, the team has been successful. If things were not going so well, maybe (joining United) would be the first option. But he knows I am happy.

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