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Louis van Gaal: Manchester United may struggle to buy in the January transfer window

by Ben Topliss

Louis van Gaal has hinted that Manchester United may struggle to buy players in the January transfer window.

Man United have struggled from an offensive point of view this season, with the likes of Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial failing to produce a big goal return.

The club were reportedly looking at the likes of Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Southampton’s Sadio Mane in an effort to solve the problem but van Gaal admitted that clubs will be reluctant to sell their prize assets mid-season.

“Goals are the most important thing, we have to always look for solutions to make goals,” van Gaal said.

“We are doing that but we have to look for the solutions in our selection, that’s important. Maybe we have solutions elsewhere but that’s more difficult, because in January clubs shall not let go of players who score.”

There is no reason for clubs to jeopardise their seasons when it comes to selling top players unless ridiculous offers are involved.

The January window is notoriously difficult to buy in due to this, with United only signing Victor Valdes last time around. Unfortunately, van Gaal may have to settle for what he’s got, although that will not fill fans with confidence as players such as Marouane Fellaini and Rooney have disappointed going forward this term.

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