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Van Gaal transfer wishlist: Galacticos sought at Man United to transform fortunes, Neymar wanted

Louis van Gaal is understood to have drawn up a transfer wishlist of elite targets Manchester United must sign in order to restore the club to their former standing.

According to the Mirror, LVG wants to start bringing elite talents like Barcelona star Neymar, and Real Madrid pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have been short of their sparkle and traditional glamour this term, and were booed off at Old Trafford on Saturday following a lacklustre 0-0 draw against  West Ham United—their sixth goalless stalemate of the season.

Van Gaal is yet to establish a style at United, and the team have often been lethargic and uninspired under his tenure, while they have scored fewer than their title rivals near that top of the table.

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Summer signings Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial have yet to truly demonstrate that they can be lead the line for title contenders, while Wayne Rooney’s showings have been far from his usual standards this season.

According to the Mirror, van Gaal is keen to begin bringing elite-level talents to Old Trafford, and has added Galactico names Neymar, Ronaldo and Bale to a glittering transfer wishlist.

Van Gaal has admitted, as per the Mirror, that he doesn’t think United can win the Champions League this season, but could a January transfer window splurge transform the Reds’ fortunes?

“I don’t think that we are able to win the Champions League now,” van Gaal began.

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“Maybe next year, when we strengthen our selection again, but now we have come as far as possible.

“Maybe we can beat everyone, of that I am sure because we have proven that already in the Premier League. But, normally, we are not good enough to win the Champions League.”

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