Man United transfers: Louis van Gaal discusses plans after Swansea loss

Louis van Gaal says that Manchester United's loss to Swansea City won't affect his transfer plans

Louis van Gaal has insisted that Manchester United will not be forced into panic-buying in the transfer market in the wake of their surprise 2-1 defeat by Swansea City.

After a goalless first half in South Wales, Juan Mata converted Luke Shaw’s cross to put the visitors ahead in the 48th minute.

However, Garry Monk’s side soon fought back, with Andre Ayew heading home in the 61st minute, before Bafetimbi Gomis slid in a cool finish to inflict United’s first Premier League defeat of the season.

The Red Devils enjoyed 64 per cent of the possession but were helpless in slipping to their first loss of the new campaign.

Quizzed about his transfer plans before the close of the summer window at 18:00 BST on Tuesday, the Dutchman insisted that his plans remain unchanged following the defeat.

Van Gaal told his post-match news conference at the Liberty Stadium: “No, it [the defeat] doesn’t have any effect.

“You can never speak as a club as Manchester United that you are satisfied because that depends on the process.

“But, certainly, we shall not buy at the end of the transfer period a player that we haven’t scouted before.

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“We know in advance what is happening and what is not happening. It’s not an issue. We have to keep on and, in January, the window is open.

“It is a process and I cannot change the process. It is not only dependent on the player but the club. It is a lot of things that you cannot force.”

Sunday’s loss left United fifth in the Premier League table.

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