United concluded their fourth signing of the summer on Tuesday after securing the services of Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record fee of £57.9m.
Ed [Woodward] is doing the transfer market. I don’t interfere in that process
Louis van Gaal
The Red Devils continue to be linked with a host of players, including the likes of Daley Blind and Arturo Vidal – but Van Gaal says he cannot offer any guarantees about United’s remaining business, including those who could leave the club.
“I have given players a chance to move or not before 1 September – it is their choice,” said Van Gaal on Friday. “I don’t think it was good that I came as manager and I want 11 new players – I have given players a chance here. This process needs time.”
The Dutchman, whose side travel to Burnley on Saturday, continued: “I don’t know about transfers between now and Monday because I am not the one who can choose. I give my opinion and the player can do what he wants with that opinion.
“Of course I shall say which players I want and which are better to leave and Ed [Woodward] is doing the transfer market. I don’t interfere in that process.”
Di Maria is United’s fourth signing of the summer, with the Red Devils having bought left-back Luke Shaw, midfielder Ander Herrera and defender Marcos Rojo for a combined £72m.
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