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United Won’t Panic Buy

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has insisted that he will not make any panic buys this before the transfer window closes on Tuesday. United lost 2-1 against Swansea on Sunday and have scored just three goals (1 own goal) in four league games, prompting both fans and pundits to demand the Red Devils make attacking signings.

“You can never speak as a club like Manchester United that you are satisfied.” Van Gaal said.

“We shall not buy another player that we have not scouted before.”


“We have to keep on and in January the windows are open again. It is a process. I cannot change that process.”

“You are dependable not only on the player you want but the club – and also what you want to spend. It is a lot of things you cannot force.”

Goalkeeper David De Gea’s future still remains under the spotlight, but Van Gaal admits he is still unsure on the Spaniard’s future.

“We have to wait and see but I don’t want to interfere.” he said.

“As a manager we have divided our tasks and the task is for [United executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward and not for me.”

So as United continue to be linked with various big money moves, Van Gaal is not committing to anything – which is worrying for fans who will hope to see at least 2 players come in before tomorrow’s deadline.

[Quotes via BBC Sport]