The Red Devils have already signed Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian, and Sergio Romero this summer, but their spending doesn’t seem to be finished there. The departure of Di Maria, coupled with the uncertain future of David De Gea [Daily Mail] could leave two holes to fill in the squad.
“Yes, because I have said that we need players with speed and creativity – Di Maria is a player like that and now he is gone, so we need that type of player,” said van Gaal, when asked whether there will be more additions.
“Of course we have problems still with the goalkeeper, so we need maybe two more players.”
There are several possibilities as to who these additions may be, but one player heavily linked in recent times has been Barcelona ace Pedro. A £22.3 million fee has reportedly been agreed for the player, but United may have to wait until after the 27-year-old plays in the UEFA Super Cup to get their man [Goal].
On the goalkeeping front, the Red Devils have been linked with Tottenham ace Hugo Lloris, who they will sign if De Gea leaves [Metro]. The 28-year-old is a proven Premier League performer, and as such would be a reliable pair of hands should they lose their star player.
There are other targets who don’t fit the descriptions being given by van Gaal being reported. Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos has rejected a contract offer at the Bernabeu, and could be on the way to Old Trafford as a result [AS via Metro]. While Everton ace John Stones has also been linked with United [Daily Mirror], and is another they could possibly bring to the club.