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Louis van Gaal says he may not sign any more players

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New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has hinted that he may not sign any more players this summer having been impressed with what he's seen in his three games in charge so far.

The Dutchman arrived at Old Trafford after the World Cup and has so far overseen victories in each of his three pre-season games in charge against LA Galaxy, Roma and Inter Milan. The former Bayern Munich boss will put his 100% record on the line with his side go up against Real Madrid this evening.

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Manchester United have been linked with a host of players after their disastrous campaign last time round under David Moyes where they recorded their lowest ever Premier League finish, however so far only Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera have have signed on the dotted line.

Reinforcements

At the top of Van Gaal's transfer list is said to be a new defender which could well be Thomas Vermaelen, while is also seemingly in the market for a new midfielder having been heavily linked with a swoop for Arturo Vidal in recent weeks.

However, speaking ahead of Manchester United's game in Michigan this evening, Van Gaal hinted that he wouldn't be adverse to starting the new season with his current squad, such has been their success so far.

Decisions

He told reporters: "I have said that I want to see first the players I have, and give them an honest chance. We still have a month to go.

"We are winning everything. Maybe we don't need other players."

Van Gaal's comments are likely to cause concern for Manchester United fans, who are growing increasingly anxious about the lack of new arrivals. However the 62-year-old has shown in his previous jobs that he's adept at developing players and may look to get the most out of his current squad rather than looking to spend.

Changes

A perfect example of that is Ashley Young, who was one of the most maligned players at Manchester United last season, who has been successfully deployed at wing-back in pre-season..

Where Van Gaal's comments leave deals for the likes of Vidal and Vermaelen remains to be seen.

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