Gary Neville has reiterated his point that Manchester United will buy new players this month if the opportunity shows itself.
Speaking after the 1-1 draw against Stoke City, Neville said he believed the club would be active in Janaury and the former United defender believes van Gaal knows he still needs knew recruits.
The club have been linked with several defenders and midfielders despite denials of ‘panic buys’ from both van Gaal and Ed Woodward during the season.
But Neville says United will swoop if a player they want becomes available, similar to the Juan Mata signing this time last year.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if United strengthened in January,” Neville told Football Special.
“I think all the noise from van Gaal and the club in the last few months is that business isn’t finished and they’ve not completed the rebuilding yet.
It’s not been difficult to pinpoint this season where United have struggled and Neville believes the club will have identified where they need to strengthen and who to target.
“I think when you look at defensive and midfield areas; they are really the main areas you would look at, at this moment in time. But I think United will strengthen in the transfer market if they can do business.
“That’s where Van Gaal will be at, he said he would win the title within his three years and I think this year was always about getting the squad ready and learning the way in which he wants them to play.
“They’re still suffering a little bit with injuries, Van Gaal has talked about having to get used to his types of training in three or four months. But they keep losing players and that will be a problem for him that needs to be resolved.”
The transfer window opens on Saturday morning and United will have until February 2nd to make any potential moves.