‘Van Gaal should have spent £40m on ready-made centre-half for Man United’
Tony Gale reckons Louis van Gaal should have signed a defensive leader in the summer
Louis van Gaal should have signed a ready-made centre-half for Manchester United this summer, according to Tony Gale.
The Red Devils have spent big money on Juan Mata, Angel di Maria and loan signing Radamel Falcao in 2014, bolstering their attacking options.
They should have spent £40m on a centre-half
However, United are struggling defensively, especially with Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo all sidelined with injuries.
And former West Ham United defender Gale reckons Van Gaal should have spent money on a top centre-half and not forwards in the transfer window.
“Their back four is struggling,” Gale told Sky Sports News.
“They’ve players injured or suspended; Jonny Evans and Phil Jones. They should have gone and bought the finished article centre-half. They should have spent £40m on a centre-half.
“Instead, they look top-heavy with strikers with Falcao sat in the stands and Mata not on the team sheet. That money should have been spent on a ready-made centre-half leader, that would have been job done.”
Van Gaal lost his first Manchester derby on Sunday after Sergio Aguero scored a second-half winner to seal a 1-0 victory at The Etihad.