Louis Van Gaal has warned the Manchester United supporters that the club faces a very strong test for the scouting network in the summer.
After having spent £ 150 million last summer, the club are expected to once again continue the spending spree. They have already completed the signing of Dutch winger Depay, who has cost the club £ 25 million. More names are expected to come along the way. Last season represented a good start to the new signings like Angel di Maria, but almost all of them have gone off the boil in the second half of the campaign.
It was only the presence of players like Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney that helped United get back into the Champions League in the first time of asking. After having secured European football once again, Van Gaal says that the target for the upcoming season is to win the title. The Red Devils are set to finish a whopping 15 points behind champions Chelsea, but Van Gaal reckons that they cannot only close the gap but also challenge for the title next season. However, it will largely depend upon the success of the club’s summer signings. After a tough start to his life at Old Trafford, Van Gaal appears to be the best man for the job.
“Our selection is out of balance – we have managed to be fourth but we have to manage to be champions.We also have to improve our selection. It shall be a rough summer for a lot of players but I think a top club like Manchester United has to do that.I can promise I will do my utmost, that we shall fight until the end and that we make the right decisions when we purchase players.Also when players are leaving it’s a natural process that the fans don’t forget them,” said Van Gaal.