The Manchester United manager has snapped up Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera and England international Luke Shaw since being appointed in May.
I don’t buy players for the sake of it
Louis van Gaal
The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal in recent weeks, as well as Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels.
However, Van Gaal, who has penned a three-year deal with the 20-time English champions, is relaxed about potential summer signings.
“I don’t buy players for the sake of it. I buy players to improve my selection,” Van Gaal told Sky Sports News.
“First, I must see what I need in all the positions from the system we shall play and, at this moment, I don’t know for sure.”
Van Gaal lifted the lid on his decision-making process when United first approached the Dutchman to become their new manager.
“It was not an instant ‘yes’ because I had other offers also. So I had to think about it,” Van Gaal added.
“But I chose ‘yes’ because of the big challenge. I have been at Ajax – the biggest club in the Netherlands – I went to Barcelona – the biggest club in Spain – and then I go to Bayern Munich, also the number one in Germany.
“So when Manchester United came I thought I had to say ‘yes’.”
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