Man United transfers: Louis van Gaal discusses striker reports

Louis van Gaal believes that Manchester United are not in urgent need of a new striker this summer

Louis van Gaal has hinted that Manchester United are not looking to sign a new striker before the close of the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have been linked with a host of forwards this summer following the departures of Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie.

Both Gareth Bale and Harry Kane have been touted as potential targets for the Red Devils as Van Gaal looks to guide his side to a Premier League title challenge this season.

More recently, United have been linked with a big-money swoop for Barcelona star Neymar.

However, the Dutchman insists that he is happy with the attacking options available to him at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal is quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph: “I have a lot of options. I have chosen Chicharito [Hernandez], because he is another type from Wayne Rooney, and we have also Marouane Fellaini, who is another type, then I have James Wilson and Adnan Januzaj, so I don’t think we need a striker.

“If he is the best striker in the world then, yes, we need him, but if he cannot contribute in our eyes, then we won’t buy any striker. But when he does, we shall buy.”

Manchester United, who drew 0-0 with Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday, take on Club Bruges in the return leg of their Champions League play-off tie on Wednesday night.

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