Man United transfers: Louis van Gaal plays down chances of signing striker

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he is happy with his current striker options at the club

Louis van Gaal says he won’t sign a striker before the close of the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils manager started with Wayne Rooney in a lone centre-forward role for their 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

It is not a special objective for me

Louis van Gaal

United have been linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani throughout the summer, whilst Spurs striker Harry Kane has emerged as a candidate for the north Londoners.

But Red Devils boss Van Gaal insisted he is happy with the options that he has at the club in the shape of Javier Hernandez, James Wilson and Adnan Januzaj, and of course, Rooney.

“No, that is not a special item for me – it is more in the media they are discussing about a striker,” Van Gaal is quoted as saying.

“The striker is Wayne Rooney and we also have Hernandez, [Adnan] Januzaj and [James] Wilson. It is not a special objective for me.

“But when we can buy another striker who has a lot of qualities, more than our players, then we buy. But we have always done that.

“I said it before but they [the media] are not writing it. I have said it before, we have Rooney. You [the media] said he has to play in a striker’s position.”

United are top of the Premier League table after their 1-0 win against Spurs at Old Trafford.

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The Red Devils have sold Robin van Persie this summer, whilst United opted against signing Radamel Falcao on a permanent deal after his loan spell.

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