Has Louis van Gaal just dropped huge hint into his transfer strategy?

Louis Van Gaal

Manchester United manager is eager to begin work after guiding Netherlands to a third place World Cup finish.

Having only yesterday touched down at Rotterdam airport following a third return finish with the Netherlands national team in a competitive FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil, manager Louis van Gaal has given his clearest indication yet that he will not seek a brief holiday but begin work with new club Manchester United immediately.

However, in a brief statement that appeared on the club's official website, has the Dutchman dropped a potential hint into what his strategy may be throughout what is left of the summer transfer window?

"I don't need a holiday," van Gaal said. "It's great to have such an exciting challenge. To work daily with young people is something that I don't need time off to rest for."

While van Gaal achieved excellent work with Oranje in Brazil with veteran Dutch footballers like Robin van Persie (30), Arjen Robben (30) and Nigel de Jong (29), van Gaal oversaw the introduction of Memphis Depay (20) and Stefan de Vrij (22) as major international-class players.

The latter two have both been linked with United transfers, however, the Old Trafford club's ability to land de Vrij took a hit when the player's representative indicated that a Lazio move was more likely while PSV Eindhoven are putting up a strong defensive front when it comes to enquiries for wonderkid Depay.

van Gaal, a 62-year-old man, may have been referring to the entire United roster when it came to his excitement at working with young players but he did go on to mention that his aim is to get his club performing like his nation.

"I hope the group in Manchester will become like this [Netherlands] one. We have to sing from the same hymn sheet."

van Persie, currently, is the only senior-level Dutchman at United but if van Gaal wants to oversee a transition toward a style more befitting of the Holland national team then he perhaps may look to supplement his squad at Stretford End with Eredivisie and/or Dutch talent.

If that was the case, then perhaps the club will reignite their interest in 'dirty' midfield enforcer Nigel de Jong, or a young talent so precocious it was called 'beautiful' by van Persie or the player who most impressed Thierry Henry during the Netherlands's 5-1 thumping over Spain

Concluding, van Gaal said: "I hope at Manchester United I can do my best. Whether that's enough for the fans I will wait and see, but I genuinely hope that will be the case."

United have also been linked with Mats Hummels and Angel di Maria.

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