Van Gaal 'impatient' with lack of Manchester United transfers - report

Louis van Gaal is said to be frustrated with Manchester United's transfer business, or lack of it, since he took over.

Manchester United fans are not the only ones frustrated with the club's inability to close transfers - their manager is too.

ESPN report 'Van Gaal is getting increasingly impatient about the lack of transfer activity' - claiming he was particularly 'agitated' by the club's failure to sign Thomas Vermaelen.

Two additions have been made in Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera, but they both arrived before the Dutchman officially took charge, and the players he wants to add have not yet come in.

United kick off the season against Swansea in just two days time, and have several injury worries, with Luke Shaw, Rafael, Danny Welbeck, Antonio Valencia, Robin van Persie and Jonny Evans all worries.

Even if United do manage to close any deals over the next 48 hours, it is unlikely they will arrive in time to be registered, and be ready to play.

Marcos Rojo, Danny Blind, Angel di Maria, and the three names looking most likely at present, with Arturo Vidal and Juan Cuadrado also strong possibilities.

Van Gaal's frustration being leaked like this is a major embarrassment for United CEO Ed Woodward, who had a dismal summer last time out.

It appeared with the additions in early July of Shaw and Herrera that lessons had been learned, but six weeks have passed with no activity, other than Woodward boasting about transfer funds and telling reporters and fans to 'watch this space'.

Louis van Gaal is still watching, and likely burning his eyes into the back of his head.

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