Manchester United media round-up: Schmeichel questions club's transfer policy

A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester United.

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel told the Daily Mirror that he doesn’t feel the club spending big money is a guarantee of success.

The club’s former goalkeeper suggested that the club needs to build rather than looking to buy their way to success this season.

United are under real pressure to improve on last season and get themselves closer to the Premier League title.

“I don’t think spending money is a guarantee for anything. You cannot buy your way into anything, no-one has ever done that really – you have to build,” he said.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been quoted by suggesting that Pedro is what the club need.

The website suggests that a move to Old Trafford for the Barcelona midfielder is close, as van Gaal looks for ways to bolster his attacking options.

Van Gaal was asked a question over whether Pedro was the sort of fast, attacking player who suits the club, which prompted the following response.

“Pedro is a player like that, so write it,” he said.

Van Gaal, again quoted by, has also offered an insight into the current mentality of David De Gea.

De Gea was left out of the squad for the game against Tottenham last weekend and will not feature against Aston Villa this evening.

Van Gaal explained that De Gea has indicated to a coach at the club that he doesn’t want to play for the club.

“Frans Hoek, he has a meeting with David de Gea and he asked him: 'Do you want to play?' [De Gea said "No"]. Then I have to take the decision. It is a process,” said the boss.

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