Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United’s defeat against Swansea changes absolutely nothing for him in terms of signing new players in the next two days.
Two major problem areas at Man United were exposed against Swansea which culminated in the defeat.
United once again failed to make the most of their possession and score goals and have now only scored three goals in four Premier League fixtures so far, leading to a lot of frustration from fans who want to see a new striker signed before the window closes.
Today was also the first time Sergio Romero was properly tested in a United shirt and he simply didn’t do well enough, especially for the second goal where his hesitation made it easy for Gomis to slot home what turned out to be the winner.
LvG says #MUFC defeat makes no difference to transfer strategy.
— Howard Nurse (@howardnurse) August 30, 2015
Van Gaal had a fair point when he said that targets are not decided in the last couple of days of a transfer window as scouting would have identified them far earlier, but today’s loss surely shows him the weaknesses in the team.
The goalkeeping situation is pretty much an abomination because with two days left we still don’t know whether the club’s best player is staying, or whether Romero is good enough to replace him, which puts us in a terribly unpredictable position.
As for up front, United are an injury to Wayne Rooney away from having Hernandez as the only recognised striker in the squad.
United have made some great signings so far this summer but if we want to keep up with those around us, more are needed before the transfer window closes on Tuesday.