Defensive reinforcements are not needed at Old Trafford claims Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal…
Louis van Gaal has insisted that Manchester United don’t need to sign any defenders in January, despite a number of injuries to the squad, reports the Express.
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Chris Smalling became the latest player to join an already lengthy injury list at Old Trafford, with the Englishman suffering a groin problem during United’s match with Southampton.
The Dutch manager claims that injuries won’t force him unnecessarily into the transfer market however, and stated that the club has more than enough defensive quality at the moment.
A brace from Robin van Persie ensured victory for van Gaal’s side when they faced the high flying Saints, but yet again the defence came under fire after a less than stellar performance.
“When you have injuries you cannot solve the problem otherwise,” said van Gaal.
“Do we have to buy (defensive) players? No. We have more than enough.”
The former Netherlands boss has been forced to field an ever-changing back line this season, calling on youngsters such as Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett regularly.
McNair started the game against Southampton, but after a number of mistakes in the first half he was taken off and replaced by Ander Herrera.