Former Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie has named legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson as the best manager he worked with ahead of Arsene Wenger and Louis van Gaal.
The Dutch striker spent just one season under Ferguson at Old Trafford but played a key role in helping United win the Premier League title in the Scot’s final season in charge.
Van Persie also worked under Van Gaal with the Netherlands national team and at United, although he recently revealed the ruthless manner the Dutch tactician treated him.
The Dutch striker also played under French tactician Arsene Wenger, but feels Fergie is a class above.
“Ferguson really was a super manager,” Van Persie wrote in the book LVG – The Manager and the Total Person.
“It was so brilliant how he always kept the entire squad happy and focussed.
“Wenger was a combination of Ferguson and Van Gaal.
“Arsene always emphasised all the positive things and he looked at what would work for the long term.
“Tactically he [Van Gaal] is a genius. You can’t deny that.
“I have had managers who had their own strengths.
“But Ferguson really was a super manager.”