Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has told Manchester United fans that Louis van Gaal will guide the club back to the Champions League as it is “Where they belong”.

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vnrobLouis van Gaal has won only one competitive match since taking over from the sacked David Moyes in the summer and has spent heavily in the transfer market on players such as Angel di Maria and Daley Blind.

Robben, who played under Louis van Gaal for both Bayern Munich and Netherlands is convinced though that the 63-year-old will bring back the glory days to Old Trafford.

He told reporters, “I haven’t spoken to him recently but I was very happy for him that he won the game against QPR. Hopefully now he can show that he will do very well but he needs time.

“I know how it works – if you are not winning, you get the pressure but the management at United know what sort of coach they have got and I am very confident he will be successful there.

“I have worked with Van Gaal at Bayern as well as with Holland so I have known him for a very long time. He is one of the few coaches, I think, who can make teams play better. He makes players better.

“United have some young, talented players and I have no doubts that he will do well at Old Trafford. He will get United back into the Champions League next season, where they belong. They are such a big club and that is where they belong.”

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