Louis van Gaal has reiterated his stance on making more signings this summer by insisting he wants to get to know the players before considering bringing anyone else into Manchester United.
In his first press conference, Van Gaal explained Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw were signings he simply had to agree with for them to be completed, meaning he had little say in choosing them as players he’d personally want to sign.
There is certainly a need for more signings in the squad but Van Gaal is unmoving in that he doesn’t want to rush into any decision.
“I can’t say anything,” he replied when questioned on transfers last night.
“I have told the club I won’t do anything until I know the players here. When I am the coach and I give the orders to play a certain way I want to see how they perform. So I can’t answer.
“I want to give all players the chance to show themselves under my guidance.”
With Ed Woodward now back in the UK for ‘business purposes’, the ball will be rolling behind the scenes with regards to United targets but for the time being, the Dutchman is adamant there’ll be no movement.
One player whose future is in question is Javier Hernandez following his disappointing campaign last year but once again, Van Gaal insisted he could only judge the merits of Hernandez once he had trained him.
“I will have to see how he plays,” he added.
“I have only seen him under another coach so far. He has arrived today and now I can see him play in a game. Then I can talk about him.”