Monday 18 December 2017

Van Gaal hails United show

LOUIS van Gaal hailed last night's 5-3 win on penalties over Inter Milan as the best of Manchester United's three-match old tour.

But despite an impressive showing from his back line, the new Reds boss admitted he is looking to sign at least one defender before the transfer window closes.

Even though target Stefan de Vrij has signed for Lazio, Van Gaal (left) has not lost enthusiasm in his pursuit of a new centre-back.

United are finding it hard to persuade Borussia Dortmund to part with Mats Hummels, while a move for Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen is yet to materialise.

The United boss is still hoping new arrivals will come though. "I am looking at the defenders we have first," Van Gaal said.

"We are doing well I think but it is right that we are looking for defenders because a lot of defenders have gone.

"We have to replace them but I like also like Michael Keane and Tyler Blackett. We have to see if we can do that in more matches."

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