Marouane Fellaini has insisted he will fight for his place in his side next season and claimed the way Manchester United are perceived has changed since Louis Van Gaal replaced David Moyes 12 months ago.
The Belgian will miss the first three domestic games of the season after receiving a straight red card against Hull in the final game of the last campaign, which prompted him to apologise to the United manager on the first day of the summer break.
Louis Van Gaal has said Manchester United’s “surprise signing” is not a striker, despite what has been reported over the last couple of days.
The United manager had hinted that United will bring in a surprise name to bolster their attacking options before the transfer deadline, but he now seems to have backtracked, indicating that the signing might not be a striker after all.
Louis Van Gaal said Manchester United’s pursuit of their new striker was “in the process” and added the name on his list was not one of those United have been linked with over the last couple of weeks.
Having opted against signing Radamel Falcao on a permanent basis and with Robin Van Persie sold to Fenerbache, United have only three strikers on their books with less than four weeks to go until the start of the season but Van Gaal reassured fans that he will bolster his options up-front.
Wayne Rooney has said he’s relishing the opportunity to be Manchester United’s number one striker yet again, after a season in which he was often deployed out of position.
With Robin Van Persie and Radamel Falcao no longer at the club, Rooney, who scored just 14 goals last season – the lowest scored by a leading United scorer for 33 years – will be United’s main man up-front next season, as revealed by Louis Van Gaal last week.
Edinson Cavani will not leave PSG this summer, the striker’s agent said on Sunday, pouring could water on rumours linking him with a move to the Premier League.
The Uruguayan was thought to be one of the names on Louis Van Gaal’s list as the United manager looks to bolster his attacking options, following the departures of Radamel Falcao and Robin Van Persie.
Robin Van Persie has claimed he was not given a “honest” chance by Louis Van Gaal and explained why the relationship between him and the former Holland manager broke down.
After a difficult campaign under David Moyes, the Dutchman, who completed a move to Fenerbache earlier this week to bring a three-year spell at United to an end, was expected to be revitalised by Van Gaal’s arrival but failed to make an impression.
Louis Van Gaal has hinted that Manchester United could complete a “surprise signing” before the transfer deadline.
Speaking after United’s 1-0 win against Club America in their first pre-season friendly, the Dutchman stressed he was not worried by the lack of depth up-front, adding that United could add a surprise name to their forward line.
Manchester United are set to trigger the release clause of Barcelona’s forward Pedro, as Louis Van Gaal looks to bolster his options up-front.
According to the Guardian and Times, the United manager is determined to close the 27-year-old as soon as he can, given there are less than four weeks to go until the season kicks off and has instructed the club to trigger the player’s £22m release clause.