Manchester United round-up: Van Gaal on summer transfers; stars photographed in town

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been speaking about his summer transfer priorities.

In comments published by the Mirror, the former Netherlands boss explained the importance of having creativity in his central midfield.

United currently have plenty of creative players but they are not firing on all cylinders and that could in part be down to the lack of a midfield fulcrum.

But when asked if a creative midfielder should be at the top of his shopping list in the close-season, the United manager said, “Yes, of course.”

He was speaking in the build-up to United’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Preston North End which kicks off this evening.

In other news, the Daily Mail has published photographs taken during a night out to celebrate Angel Di Maria’s birthday.

The club-record signing turned 27 on Valentine’s Day and he took to the town with the likes of Ander Herrera, Robin van Persie and Marcos Rojo for some light celebrations at an Argentinian-themed restaurant.

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