Danny Mills: Louis van Gaal too stubborn to make Man United signings
Danny Mills explains why Manchester United won't make any signings in the January transfer window
Louis van Gaal is too stubborn to give into pressure from Manchester United supporters and strengthen his forward options in the January transfer window, says Danny Mills.
The Red Devils have scored a measly 24 goals in 20 Premier League games so far this season, with Anthony Martial the Red Devils’s top goal-scorer on five.
They’ll miss the opportunity to improve their options in front of goal
The 20-time English champions have been linked with a £50m move for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane since the summer, whilst Southampton forward Sadio Mane is another reported target.
But former Manchester City defender Danny Mills doesn’t envisage the Red Devils making any signings in the January transfer window despite their obvious weaknesses.
“United need to strengthen up front and even van Gaal must recognise that but sometimes the more managers are told by fans, pundits and press to go and do something, the less inclined they are to do it,” Mills told Sportslobster.
“If they have a stubborn streak or they are arrogant at times they will dig their heels in.
“They almost do the opposite just to prove a point, to show they have control, and I can see that happening at United and they’ll miss the opportunity to improve their options in front of goal.”
The Red Devils signed Netherlands international Memphis Depay in a £25m deal from PSV Eindhoven in the summer but the Dutch winger has failed to impress.
Last week, Van Gaal recalled Belgium international Adnan Januzaj from his season-long loan at Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.