Red Devils boss Van Gaal speaks fondly of in-demand midfield star.
The German international has long been regarded as one of the top young talents in Europe, and was a target for the likes of United and Arsenal before his switch from Schalke to Wolfsburg this summer.
Draxler has now been identified by Van Gaal as a key figure for his side’s opponents in the Champions League on Wednesday, showing his admiration for his abilities.
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“He was a very young talent when I was there [in Germany, managing Bayern], so I know him,” the Dutchman said.
“He has to go on a long road like [Anthony] Martial, although it could be a little bit shorter because he has been playing longer on that level. He is a very good player.”