Ryan Giggs: When I first met van Gaal we talked about players he wants

Ryan Giggs

Manchester United have already secured two of the players Louis van Gaal told his assistant he wanted to join him at Old Trafford.

Manchester United may have already acquired left back wonderkid Luke Shaw and all-round midfielder Ander Herrera, but their transfer spending is far from complete, implies assistant manager Ryan Giggs.

The Welshman, who has been the main focal point of the club while Louis van Gaal concludes his responsibilities with the Netherlands national football team at the World Cup in Brazil, reflected today on the moment he had a face-to-face with the Dutchman where they discussed their planned transfer activity this summer.

"When we met at the end of last season we went through the players who are here and some of the players he liked that will maybe come in," said Giggs, 40.

"Two have already come in," he added, before claiming that there may be more arrivals on the horizon now the international tournament is coming to a close.

"It's always hard during the World Cup because a lot of the players you're looking at could still be part of the World Cup, or they’ve just gone out and are now going on holiday for a rest. I'm not sure how many players will come in - we'll have to wait and see.

"I flew out and spent a couple of hours with him. We went through players who were at the club - ones who may be going, ones who may be coming in."

United are still expected to make other big-name signings and have been linked with Chilean box-to-box sensation Arturo Vidal, of Juventus, Dutch defender Daryl Janmaat and destroyer Nigel de Jong, from AC Milan. The club could also still recruit Arsenal centre back Thomas Vermaelen.

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