Man United transfers: Van Gaal doesn’t need striker, claims ex-Red

Danny Higginbotham says Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal doesn't need to sign centre-forward

Manchester United need an attacking midfielder more than a centre-forward before the transfer deadline, according to Danny Higginbotham.

Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal has been urged to sign a striker in recent weeks to support struggling United captain Wayne Rooney.

The 20-time English champions have been linked with a move for Barcelona forward Neymar and Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller throughout August.

But former United defender Higginbotham doesn’t believe a new centre-forward should be a priority for Van Gaal before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

Higginbotham added that Van Gaal should focus on signing a right-sided attacking midfielder, capable of scoring 15 goals-a-season.

The Red Devils were linked with Pedro Rodriguez earlier this month before the World Cup winner completed a £21.1m switch to defending Premier League champions Chelsea.

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Van Gaal has already signed Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian, Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin and Sergio Romero in the summer transfer window.

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