Man United transfers: Louis van Gaal delivers striker update

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he has sufficient striker options at Old Trafford

Louis van Gaal is adamant that Manchester United don’t need to sign another striker to help Wayne Rooney up front.

The Red Devils captain struggled to test the Aston Villa defence as Adnan Januzaj scored a first-half winner in a 1-0 victory at Villa Park on Friday night.

“We have Januzaj, I have given him a chance and he has shown that he can do that. We have Chicarito and we have Wilson. I don’t think we lack strikers

Louis van Gaal

Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao left the 20-time English champions over the summer transfer window, whilst United have been linked with Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

But speaking to the media ahead of their clash against Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday night, Van Gaal underlined his continued confidence in the 29-year-old striker.

“I always have confidence in my players. We don’t only have Rooney in the striker position.

“We have Januzaj, I have given him a chance and he has shown that he can do that. We have Chicarito and we have Wilson. I don’t think we lack strikers.”

Van Gaal hit out at the assembled media for their criticism of Rooney following his opening two performances of the season.

“I think all the media has written that for one year and advised me that I have to play him in a striker position,” Van Gaal added.

“So it is very amazing after two matches you are already doubting your own opinion.”

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United have beaten Tottenham and Villa in their opening Premier League games of the season.

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