Van Gaal admits he wants to sign attacking players

The Dutchman has stated Manchester United still need new players with creativity and pace.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that the club are likely to be active in upcoming transfer windows, with FourFourTwo quoting the Dutchman as stating that he wants more creativity and pace in his squad.

The Old Trafford outfit spent big in the summer to bring six new players to the historic club, with the Red Devils expected to fight for silverware this season.

Despite United being in the running for the Premier League title after the first section of the campaign, some of the team’s performances in attack have been decidedly underwhelming.

Van Gaal’s charges appear to have an over-reliance on new man Anthony Martial in the final third, with captain and usual attacking talisman Wayne Rooney struggling to consistently display his best form.

Others, such as Memphis Depay, have also not be made a real impression at Old Trafford this season.

Van Gaal has admitted that his side are still a work in progress and that new faces to boost the offensive menace of the team can be expected further down the track.

“We have to score more goals, I agree with that, but only one more than the opponent," the former Barcelona boss is quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.

”That’s what I am thinking. And, of course, we still need players with more creativity and pace on the wings.

"That I have said five months ago, three months ago and now I am saying it again, but we need that, so we are still in a process.”

United host West Brom later today and will look to keep pressure on their rivals at the top of the table with three more points.

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