Man United eye £95m splurge to transform XI

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is ready to throw £95m at deals for Paul Pogba and Kevin Strootman this summer as he looks to rebuild his starting XI, according to reports from The Metro.

The Red Devils spent a transfer window record £150m last year to land the likes of Angel di Maria, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw and Radamel Falcao, but despite the massive investment and a current top four slot, the football on show at Old Trafford has not always been attractive.

LVG’s side have been criticised for slow build-up play and a lack of presence in midfield, with Wayne Rooney having been shifted back towards his own goal in a bid to add some spark.

And the Dutchman is keen to repair the problems with significant investment to land Pogba of Juventus and Roma’s Strootman.

The former – a once United youth player – is valued at around £70m – £75m by his club side after emerging as one of the best midfielders on the planet, and is expected to leave Turin this year.

Strootman is a long-term Van Gaal target, with a £25m move, despite a season-ending knee injury – the second he’s suffered in successive years – on the cards.

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