Dwight Yorke has insisted that Manchester United fans must be patient before the club becomes a force in world football once again.
Man United had dominated the Premier League for a number of years under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson before the Scot retired in 2013.
His successor, David Moyes, failed to qualify for the Champions League and now Louis van Gaal has been tasked with stabilising the club. Yorke believes United are still figuring out how best to move forward.
“There’s a lot of changes happening. Once Sir Alex Ferguson left the club, there is that transitional period. We haven’t got the right combination,” Yorke said.
“So that would take time because we have been so dominating in world football, especially the Premier League for such a long time. When the change is made, it is going to be taking some time, which is inevitable. But the changes will happen and we just have to be patient before we return to the top.”
United have traditionally played a brand of expansive, attacking football down the years but they have lost their identity under van Gaal.
It has been a rough period for the club but the Dutchman, although he has his flaws, has done a good job of steadying the ship following the disastrous reign of Moyes. It remains to be seen if van Gaal is the right man to take United forward but, with young players such as Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay, the foundations are there for future success.