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Louis Van Gaal concerns over lack of transfer dealings at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal has recently been getting increasingly worried that Manchester United’s vital summer plans have been stalled, writes Steve Bates in the Sunday People.

Pressure has been heaped on Manchester United chief-executive Ed Woodward, who, as promised, has failed to bring in new names at Old Trafford this transfer window so far, after a disastrous last summer.

Van Gaal takes over as United boss whenever the Netherlands get knocked out, or win the FIFA World Cup, and it has been reported that he’s given Ed Woodward a fresh list of players, and has crossed out old undesired targets under David Moyes. Despite all this, United haven’t announced anything on new signings, escalating doubts over whether the alleged £150m transfer kitty given by the Glazers is true.


Despite van Gaal’s repellency for Cesc Fabregas in his Manchester United plans, the signing from Barcelona to Chelsea has made many United fans wonder why business isn’t been done rapidly, as promised at Old Trafford. As fierce rivals are adding to their squads, there has been uncertainty between the Old Trafford faithful. Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal are the new targets, with Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani still coveted according to reports. Another option is Kevin Strootman, a Dutch midfielder who is highly rated by van Gaal. However, it appears that van Gaal has dropped many targets, in lauding the likes of Marco Reus, and William Carvalho. Not only this, there is also fear that Luke Shaw’s £27m move to Old Trafford, has been stalled, with Southampton asking for a fee, that United are unwilling to pay for.



Van Gaal, who is currently managing the Dutch national team, has been reportedly receiving daily reports from assistant coach Ryan Giggs over the latest fluctuations in the transfer dealings. The Dutchman asked Giggs for his opinion on Juan Mata and Shinji Kagawa, who will both be staying as van Gaal thinks highly of the two creative midfielders. Van Gaal believes he can get more out of the players than his predecessor David Moyes – but still wants at least four new players by the time United embark on their pre-season tour to America in mid-July.

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19 replies on “Louis Van Gaal concerns over lack of transfer dealings at Manchester United”

This is most disconcerting. I seems that Ed Woodward is shooting in the dark again without any specific targets in mind. If Southampton want 30million for Shaw and you want the player, pay it for God’s sake. Thanks to Mr. Moyes we have absolutely no bargaining power this year so we will get severely raped. So if we want to get back in the top 4 with C.L. football then Mr. Ed, you’d better be prepared to bend over and take it. You have no choice. Target whoever Louis want, drop your tweeds and pay the money. If not, oblivion beckons……….

Who cares if the so called Shaw deal doesn’t happen… Not worth the price said anyways and ain’t good enough to play for united.

We should sign someone like blind instead, much better player.

We need to get rid the dead wood, SELLING players such as Jones, welbeck, fellaini, young, zaha,Powell and Anderson is a MUST, none good enough.

Time to upgrade talents such as lingard, Lawrence, Pereira, Wilson and m keane into the first team…. Give the next crop its time to shine.

Build the team around januzaj, rvp, mata,kagawa, Rooney and chicharito.

SIGN blind,vermaelen, robben, Sanchez, India, or players of such top class quality to help push the kids on.

Believe in van gaal, believe in giggs… Believe in Manchester united.

Premier league champions 2014-15

“We need to get rid the dead wood, SELLING players such as Jones, welbeck, fellaini, young, zaha,Powell and Anderson is a MUST, none good enough.”

I can understand Young, Fellaini, Anderson and even Zaha. But Welbeck (who when used as a CF does well), Jones
(who should be used as a CB instead of DM and RB like he has spent much of his United career) and Powell (who has done very well on loan) is odd. Why didn’t you include the likes of Nani, Valencia or Buttner (since Evra is staying an extra season)?

Welbeck, Jones and Powell are not deadwood. They should be kept.

If anything, we may have to get rid of Rooney so the team doesn’t have the “Rooney Issues” next season. Under LVG he will have to play CF or not at all. As we saw, he can’t play LW and he isn’t better than RVP as a CF or Mata as a number 10.

Powell was poor since January and dindntimpress anyone in the new year, he was way be!on standard for the championship side in 2014, so pooorwigan fans wanted him dropped for any important games they had.

Jones is nothing but a liability, an accident waiting to happen.

Welbeck is no goal threat, can’t create, poor pass skills and struggle to beat a man… He also a softy and a flipping diver.

Buttner is a decent lb and has always done well when in for evra, just ask robben and ribs who he shackled recently….something evra and Jones didn’t do.

It’s a non-story. A beat up by individuals with time and empty column inches on their hands.

Van Gaal will get down to work after the World Cup and deals will be done when he personally gets involved with them; something he can’t do whilst he is Dutch coach. If the Dutch have a great World Cup (so far so good) then Van Gaal’s influence in convincing players to join United will be so much more powerful.

Patience, patience.

exactly! got to the end of the article waiting on a quote of some sort but nada. these thumb- sucking journos should rather focus on the world cup, at least then can they source REAL stories.

for sure am too tired of rumours… cavani,reus,muller’carvalho etc why cnt edward woodward mk signings yet he has been given d cash by d glazers…frustration rising ….woodward shld resign he led to moyes’ sackn after failing to do good business

C.E.O Edwoodward is so slow in getting the deals done as long as fans are tired of waiting nothing,he makes nothing for us,get our David Gill back we want quality players at our club,how many deals have we failed?

We need to start signing players. I don’t need a cavani in d team. He’s over rated. He doesn’t worth d money dey’re askin. Let’s look elsewhere for someone better. Anderson, is out already. Young,fellaini etc.should b sold. I doubt we’d sell fellaini for d same amount we bought him. Its sad. Let’s keep hope alive. One Utd!

Right….. LVG called the paper and in his most commanding Dutch accent (obviously) he said “Oi Steve, I’m getting really worried that the club hasn’t signed anyone, I gave Ed my list and he hasn’t done eff all, print that…. What a load of bollocks!!!!

I agree with Young going but he wont. No club will be prepared to pay the same wages he is on at United. Best we can hope for is a loan to reduce the cost.

Clear out player should be A.young,tom cleversly,anderson. And buy 5 player. Two central defender after vida,rio departure. Bring left back,one winger maybe A.sanchez or N.gaitan and central defender. The attack is strong with rooney,van persie,welbeck,chicharito.

I think fellaini will rock next season. He will prove his worth.if u remember when he first join everton we did not heard him. After 2 or 3 year he finally make his mark. We started hearing fellaini name. I believe next season he will prove that he is the right men for united.

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