Man United transfers: Louis van Gaal reveals scouting for new signings

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says the Red Devils are already planning for next season

Louis van Gaal says Manchester United have already scouted for new signings in preparation for the 2015/16 campaign.

The Red Devils manager spent over £150m on new recruits last summer after he was appointed as David Moyes’ permanent successor at Old Trafford in May.

It’s not only the present season but also what we have to decide for players next season

Louis van Gaal

Van Gaal signed Angel di Maria in a British-record £59.7m deal, and the Argentine was joined by fellow new arrivals Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw and Radamel Falcao.

However, the Dutch coach appears to be weighing up further investment in his Red Devils squad in the summer after United manager revealed the club are already getting ready for next season.

“Already in January (we began thinking about next season) because we have to prepare our pre-season and Manchester United will go to America,” Van Gaal told United’s website.

“The aim is of course that we have to train and not only to play matches. Already for three or four months we are talking about our pre-season.

“We also think about the scouting of players, the scouting of our own players because we have a lot on loan and then we have to analyse their performances, so it’s a lot of work.

“It’s not only the present season but also what we have to decide for players next season.”

United have the chance to move to within five points of Premier League leaders Chelsea if Van Gaal’s side beat the west Londoners at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

The 20-time English have won their last six Premier League games, including victories over Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Manchester City.

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