The Dutchman has hinted that United’s transfer business could be done.
Despite having only signed midfielder Ander Herrera and left-back Luke Shaw this summer, new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed his transfer business may be done.
The Red Devils have been linked with some of the best players in the world in recent times – including Edinson Cavani, Angel di Maria and Arturo Vidal – whilst the departure of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic have left things a little sparse at the back.
Yet this doesn’t seem to concern van Gaal, who says that the squad he has could be the one that is used for 2014/15.
“We still have a month to go [before the transfer window shuts] and we are winning. Maybe we don’t need other players,” the Dutchman was quoted by the Independent.
So if van Gaal sticks to his word then this is how the United XI could look next season.
GK – David de Gea
The goalkeeper is firmly established as the No.1 at Old Trafford now and looks set to continue improving as the years go on.
CB – Phil Jones
Having been played in seemingly every position under previous boss David Moyes it looks as of thing could be going back to basics for Jones with a central defensive role.
CB – Michael Carrick
This may seem like a bold choice to include Carrick in defence, but like fellow coaching mavericks Marc Bielsa and Pep Guardiola, van Gaal is a fan of using a ball-playing midfielder at the back.
CB – Jonny Evans
After impressing over the previous 12 months and with Ferdinand and Vidic now gone this could well be the chance for the Northern Irishman to assert his authority.