Man United legend praises lack of high profile arrivals

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville backs Louis van Gaal’s decision to not make any panic buys during the January window, Express reports.

The Dutch boss was linked with a number of high profile names that would have surely reinforced the squad in their attempts to finish in the top four, but all potential moves failed to materialise.

Of some of the many names linked, Mats Hummels, Kevin Strootman, Paul Pogba, and Gareth Bale were a few of the world class players United were hoping to acquire.

Neville believes that the club could manage with their current squad until the end of current campaign, a time which would be the perfect opportunity to plan for the summer window.

He said: “Manchester United need defenders, probably centre-backs, and they need central-midfield players.

“But, as a fan, I’d rather see them do nothing than sign players that they don’t want. I think they haven’t signed anyone this January because they can’t get the players they want, and that is a sensible move.”

They did manage to sign a few players, with former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes being their biggest addition this month.

With Van Gaal clearing the way for a few young signings, he also secured exits of Darren Fletcher to West Bromwich Albion, Wilfried Zaha to Crystal Palace, Anderson to Internacional and Marnick Vermijl to Sheffield Wednesday.

 


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