Louis van Gaal has revealed he will waste no time in telling players whether or not they have a future in his Manchester United side.
The Dutchman intends to inform players almost as soon as they have landed back in Manchester because he doesn’t want to waste any time with the 31 August deadline fast approaching.
Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Alexander Buttner and Bebe have all left the club already this summer but they are likely to be followed by others.
“I shall make judgements. After this tour I shall make judgements because I let all the players play and I know now more than before the tour,” he told reporters at the pre-Liverpool press conference.
“But also it’s a little bit soon to judge. In football you have to judge because you have to give a chance to the player to make a transfer when I see that his prospects to play aren’t so high.
“Then you have to say it. And you have to say it in advance.
“When it is August 31, it is too late. So I shall say to the players what I think after this tour. To them, but not to you.”
Nani and Anderson’s United careers look all but over while there are a couple of others such as Javier Hernandez who could also be on the way out.
Van Gaal making it clear he doesn’t intend to waste his time is an important factor because it gives United the time to complete deals and find replacements if necessary and with less than four weeks left this summer, United are all set to start getting busy with transfers.