Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has made shocking revelations over his January transfer plans by saying he doesn’t need any more defensive reinforcements in his squad, Express reports.
The Dutch boss admitted that the club already have adequate cover in defence claiming that he doesn’t need to solve his defensive crisis by adding more players.
“When you have injuries you cannot solve the problem otherwise,” said Van Gaal.
“Do we have to buy (defensive) players? No. We have more than enough.”
Despite this, Van Gaal has been using wingers Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young as wing backs while on occasions, also forcing defensive midfielder Michael Carrick to fill the role at centre-back.
He is likely to stand firm over his decision as he awaits the return of Luke Shaw, Rafael, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, and Daley Blind.
With this news, it is believed that he will continue his pursuit of more attacking players to add to his midfield rather than to solve his back line woes by making any unnecessary signings.