Man United transfers: Louis van Gaal hints at ‘surprise’ signing

Louis van Gaal hints that he could be set to make a 'surprise' striker signing for Manchester United this summer

Louis van Gaal has hinted that he is set to make a “surprise” striker signing this summer as he continues to bolster his Manchester United squad.

The Red Devils have been linked with a move for a new forward in recent days following the exits of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao from Old Trafford.

Van Gaal is thought to be keen to bolster his attacking options before the start of the new campaign, despite recently hinting that Javier Hernandez could play a role next season following his loan spell at Real Madrid last term.

And speaking after United’s 1-0 win over Club America during their pre-season tour on Friday, the Dutchman appeared to signal his intent to bring in another forward.

Van Gaal told a news conference in Seattle on Friday: “We have Rooney, he can play in strikers’ position, and all media had written he should play there so I listen and now you put this question so don’t know what you want.

“Also Chicharito and maybe James Wilson and maybe there comes a surprise.

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“It’s a process. I’m not worried about that position.”

United kick off their Premier League campaign with a home clash against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on 8 August.

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