Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed he is looking to sign a creative player this summer, according to reports from the Mirror.
The Red Devils have already shelled out £80million on new signings during the transfer window, but Van Gaal seems intent on landing more of his targets before the campaign starts in less than two weeks.
The Dutch boss claims that his side are still looking for more creativity in midfield, despite the likes of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, and Adnan Januzaj already in the roster.
“We need not only what we have trained in the training sessions, but also we need the creation of the players themselves,” he said.
“And then that has to be a mix. Therefore, you need creative players. For example, Chelsea have [Eden] Hazard, Willian and Oscar. There is a lot of creativity there.
“And you need that because you have to disorganise teams that park the bus. Next year there might be more teams who are parking the bus.”
“We don’t have good vision. We can use much more creativity with it. So now we have Wayne [Rooney], [Juan] Mata, Depay, [Ashley] Young, Januzaj, Wilson, [Ander] Herrera.
“And so we have to compare. Young has had a fantastic season, but he is not a Neymar and we have to compete with that kind of class.”
The expected departure of Angel di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain is set to free up space for Van Gaal to purchase another attacking player, with Real Madrid duo Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo recently being linked with a return to the Premier League.
Man United have been on decent pre-season form, recently beating Champions League winners Barcelona 3-1 during their tour of the United States.