Liverpool legend thinks Van Gaal must develop what he's already got at Manchester United

Louis Van Gaal

Dietmar Hamann believes that the new United boss should ensure he gets the best out of his current players rather than looking elsewhere.

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has wasted no time in setting out his transfer targets at his new club, if reports are to be believed. 

However, former Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann thinks that it is more imperative that he concentrates on getting the best out his current crop of players at his disposal.

United were abject this season in the Premier League, ending up in seventh place, their lowest finish since the division was created in 1992 and it is thought that Van Gaal has a veritable war-chest to spend this summer.

But Hamann believes that United played well below themselves this season and that there is still a lot of quality at Old Trafford to build upon.

“It’s about getting the best out of players, which David Moyes obviously has not done. That’s the first, biggest and only job to do,” the German said to TalkSPORT.

“The people I’ve spoken to have said that, in footballing terms, he is one of the best. He’s a shrewd man and a tactician and he improves players, and that’s a key thing.

“People forget they’ve got some very talented young players and he’ll improve them, which is almost as important as winning matches because they are the future of Manchester United.”

Van Gaal has reportedly already identified a list of players that he wants to join him at Old Trafford over the summer, as the club looks to claim back the Premier League title.

And despite Hamann’s claims of the strength of United’s squad it did appear that they needed additions for much of last season.

With the departures of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, United will surely be searching for a quality centre-back to fill the void that the experienced duo leave behind them, whilst Van Gaal is known to want a central-midfielder to add to his ranks.

That player was thought to be Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos, but today’s reports appear to quash those rumours and mean that United will be hunting elsewhere for talent.

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