Dutch manager Louis van Gaal opened up about summer plans for transfers despite his unknown future at the club.
If we look back, we’ll realize that players like Luke Shaw & Ander Herrera weren’t scouted by orders of Van Gaal and then he gave the green light for Manchester United to make the transfers happen, so even if he could be out of the club in the next few months, it doesn’t mean he can’t work on transfers.
The 64 year old admitted that reaching a Champions League spot will make it easier to bring players in.
But he also insisted that a team like Manchester United will not find it difficult to acquire players due to the club’s name and the good salaries they offer.
- “Playing in the Champions League is very important for players.
- But I also think that Manchester United are big enough to attract top players.
- Of course qualifying for the Champions League would help me when I am speaking to players in the summer. It always helps.
- But I want to stress that Manchester United are such a big club, and our salaries are so good here, that a lot of players will come here even if we don’t qualify for the Champions League.”
Van Gaal is also counting on Manchester City’s campaign in the Champions League to be a distraction for them in the league hoping it would affect their local performances.
- “I was very happy that City drew 2-2, it is a very good result in Paris.
- They are still in the Champions League, and that means they have more matches.
- They more or less have the same schedule that we have, as we are in the FA Cup, so it’s a big pressure. It is better for us that they have the pressure of the Champions League.”