Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is remaining coy over the sort of player he is looking to bring in for his side.
The Reds were held to a dismal 0-0 draw with West Ham United at Old Trafford and there seemed to be a real lack of quality and intent in the final third. It was Man United’s fifth goalless draw in nine games, an indication of the troubles they have faced in front of goal.
There has been plenty of talk about United perhaps looking to spend more money in the January transfer window and bring in more attacking options. Van Gaal himself has said that he would like to bring in players with ‘speed and creativity’ but did not mention any names when asked about his plans.
Speaking about the game today, van Gaal said: “When you create these kind of chances, you must finish. I cannot say we played bad.
“We created a lot of chances, but then you have to score. They could have scored also in the second half because it is always a match. It is a very good organised team.
“But they defend on the square of 40 metres, I think. That is always more difficult, but nevertheless we have created a lot of chances, more than the last matches, I think, so the most important aspect of football, we didn’t do.
“The question is shall Suarez score here or shall Aguero score here? It’s also a question mark. You never know. I think they would.
“It’s dependable on how many chances he would get. In my team a lot of players get the chances, not always the fixed player.
“My opinion about scoring goals is not only composure but also a lot of luck so I am not so worried but we have to pass over this period because it is too long that we don’t score otherwise we would be first in the league.”
United will have to make the best of their current squad for the trip to Wolfsburg on Tuesday. The Reds have to win the game in order to progress to the first knockout round of the Champions League. Van Gaal’s men will go into the game knowing they must score, something that will definitely add extra pressure to the occasion. Hopefully, the players can live up to the expectation and get the job done in Germany.