Dutchman not impressed with recent media reports.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has hit out at the media after recent reports suggested that he would be handed a huge transfer budget of £150 million to spend next summer, report the Express, with the enigmatic Dutchman branding the transfer talk as ‘disgusting’ and ‘disrespectful’ during his pre-match press conference today.
United spent big during the 2014 summer window, with van Gaal being allowed to bring the likes of Angel di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw to Old Trafford, and reports in the press today have also suggested that he will be handed another £150 million to spend at the end of the season to really make his mark on the squad at Old Trafford.
This has led to players of the ilk of Arjen Robben, Mario Gotze and Mats Hummels linked with moves to the club – but van Gaal poured scorn and cold water on these reports and branded them as ‘disrespectful’ to his players ahead of this weekend’s matches:
“I think it is disgusting always writing about numbers. I don’t think that Ed Woodward or I have said anything about it.”
“It’s disrespectful to my players and I don’t like talking about it. I have to work with the selection I have.”
United face high flying Southampton on Monday night and will be looking record their fourth consecutive Premier League win, consolidating the Red Devils’ position in the Champions League places.