Louis van Gaal is being granted free reign in his bid to improve Manchester United's squad this summer.

The Daily Mail says having entrusted Van Gaal with the job of reviving the club, United are ready to abandon the exhaustive process of due diligence which David Moyes was forced to undertake before signing players.

It is understood Moyes' attempt to sign Porto's Fernando and Eliaquim Mangala last summer was thwarted when he was asked to provide a detailed cost-justification report on the players when the transfer window was near to closing.

Van Gaal is unlikely to face such obstacles in his pursuit of £15million Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

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