Manchester United boss hints at more big-money signings

Louis Van Gaal

Manchester United spent more than £150 million on new players during the summer.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has hinted that more big-name signings could arrive at Old Trafford as he labels money as a non-issue.

The Red Devils forked out on more than £150 million on new players over the summer, including a club-record transfer fee for Argentine ace Angel di Maria.

The objective was clear;:buy renowned quality in a bid to once again reach the very top and challenge for major honours such as the Premier League title.

With United currently sitting in third spot, such aspirations may have to wait until next season but at least the supporters can take comfort in the fact that Champions League qualification looks probable.

To take the next step and bridge the gap on the current top two, many observers feel that a new world-class central defender, midfielder and wide player are essential.

And, according to Van Gaal, such players could soon be walking through the Old Trafford doors as the Dutchman reveals that money is not an issue when strengthening the squad is concerned.

“I don’t prefer to wait until summer when I can improve my selection. That I have shown with Victor Valdes. Money is not interesting — it is always the quality in comparison with the other players I have. Money doesn’t play a role,” Van Gaal was quoted as saying by The Sun.

One man who has been doing the rounds in the papers is Borussia Dortmund ace Mats Hummels, reportedly worth somewhere in the region of £30 million.

The German international is suffering a miserable season with the Bundesliga giants as they currently lie second bottom and face a shock relegation.

An excellent ball-playing defender with fabulous leadership skills, he appears to be the ideal big-money singing which Van Gaal refers to when seeking to improve his current squad.

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