After revealing he is close to signing a striker, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has now claimed that the forward in question may not be a striker at all, Goal.com reports.
It has been speculated in recent weeks that Van Gaal was keen on adding a striker into the Red Devils’ roster following the departures of Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie, with a host of names being linked with a move to Old Trafford.
And it seemed that it was true following some of his comments after their 1-0 win over Club America on Saturday, in which he stated: “He’s in the process. It’s not the striker that the media has written about.
“You have to wait and see. The transfer period is open until 31 August. You have to wait.”
However, the Dutch manager seems to have done a drastic U-turn, now insisting that his new signing is in fact not a striker.
“I have read in the media a striker is the surprise,” he said. “That’s not right. It’s something else.”