Van Gaal makes Manchester United transfer admission

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that he will be active in the transfer market this summer, despite rumours linking him with an Old Trafford exit.

With some of the Red Devils’ performances sterile this season and the team not living up to expectations, the Dutchman is being linked with a move away from the Manchester club.

Van Gaal is under contract with the club until the summer of 2017, but talk of Jose Mourinho replacing him this summer is rife in the media.

Despite the talk of him leaving the club, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich trainer has stated that he will look to bring top players to Old Trafford before next season – even if United do not qualify for the Champions League.

“Playing in the Champions League is very important for players,” The Telegraph quote him as saying.

“But I also think that Manchester United are big enough to attract top players. Of course qualifying for the Champions League would help me when I am speaking to players in the summer. It always helps.

“But I want to stress that Manchester United are such a big club, and our salaries are so good here, that a lot of players will come here even if we don’t qualify for the Champions League.”

United need to finish the season strongly to finish in the top four and travel to take on title-chasing Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane later today.