Michael Owen questions Louis van Gaal’s Man United transfer policy

Michael Owen highlights the players that Louis van Gaal has allowed to leave Manchester United

Michael Owen has questioned the transfer policy of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

The Red Devils crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night following a 3-2 loss to Wolfsburg which condemned United to the Europa League.

Van Gaal has spent over £300m on new players since the Dutchman took over the reins at Old Trafford, including Angel di Maria, Morgan Schneiderlin and Anthony Martial.

Former United striker Owen highlighted some of the players who have left the squad under the Red Devils manager that the retired England international believes would have commanded a place in Van Gaal’s line-up on Tuesday night.

“Rafael, Nemanja Vidic, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Nani, Shinji Kagawa, Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez, Adnan Januzaj and Danny Welbeck would all get in to that side,” Owen told BT Sport.

The Red Devils gave their last-16 prospects a boost after Anthony Martial broke the deadlock in the 10th minute after he scored his first goal since October.

However, Wolfsburg scored either side of half-time to ease into a lead and leave United on the brink of an exit from Europe’s premier competition.

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Schweinsteiger was replaced in the 70th minute before Josuha Guilavogui’s own goal gave the Red Devils late hope, but Naldo scored his second of the night to condemn Louis van Gaal’s to the Europa League.

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