Van Gaal wants to assess Man Utd squad before making transfer decisions

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he's reluctant to make major transfer decisions until he's fully assessed his squad.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he's reluctant to make major transfer decisions until he's fully assessed his squad.

Van Gaal has opted for a wingback system suited to the players at his disposal in the USA against LA Galaxy and AS Roma.

And he told Sky Sports: "I don’t buy players for the sake of it. I buy players to improve my selection.

"First, I must see what I need in all the positions from the system we shall play and, at this moment, I don’t know for sure.

"That’s why I chose this system, I can play them all. But (Javier) Hernandez can also play in the striker’s position, so can (Danny) Welbeck.

"Rooney can play at No 10 and No 9 and he tells me he can also play at No 11 and No 7, but I prefer him at 9 or 10.

"When you look at the quality of your players – you see Rooney, Van Persie, Hernandez, Mata, Welbeck, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Ander) Herrera a lot of players can play this system."

 
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