Van Gaal explains what “specialists” he wants to buy for Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Louis van Gaal has no intention of panic buying any players for Manchester United this summer and still intends to completely get to grips with his squad before making any decisions.

The new boss has spent two weeks with his players and will have to got to know all of them quite well by now but he is still publicly reluctant to make any comment on what players he feels he needs to bring in.

Speaking to Sky Sports in an interview, Van Gaal intimated who he brought in very much depended on what type of formation he decided to play with in the long run.

“I don’t buy players for the sake of buying players,” he said.

“I buy players to improve my team and first I have to see what we need in all positions from the system we shall play.

“At this moment, I don’t know for sure that we have to play this system. When we play 4-3-3 we shall use more or less the same players but I will need more specialists on the wings & more attackers and then we have to buy another kind of player.”

Van Gaal probably knows far more than he is letting on to the press and his calculated demeanour is one that exudes confidence. It’s obvious he has no intention to be drawn into a transfer deadline day debacle if he can avoid it but then again, who ever wants to be involved in one?

United have just over four weeks left in the transfer window to complete their signings for the summer but what the Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera deals showed us was that United can get business done quickly once again, something which should fill United fans with some more confidence that we’ll make the right signings in the coming weeks.

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