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Man Utd not looking for new striker says van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has poured cold water on rumours suggesting the Red Devils will look to add another striker to their squad before the summer transfer window closes.

United's options at striker are currently limited to Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and James Wilson, following the departure of Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie this offseason.

However, van Gaal rejected the notion that bolstering his options up front should be a top priority for the Dutchman despite rumours linking him with another move for Tottenham star Harry Kane.

"No, that is not a special item for me - it is more in the media they are discussing about a striker," van Gaal said.

"The striker is Wayne Rooney and we also have Hernandez, [Adnan] Januzaj and [James] Wilson. It is not a special objective for me.

"But when we can buy another striker who has a lot of qualities, more than our players, then we buy. But we have always done that.

"I said it before but they [the media] are not writing it. I have said it before, we have Rooney. You [the media] said he has to play in a striker's position."

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