Louis van Gaal unhappy with Manchester United transfer approach

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is unhappy with the hold up of Marcos Rojo's switch to Old Trafford, and is growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of new arrivals since he took over according to the Daily Mail.

The Dutch boss took charge after the World Cup, but has so far been unable to make a single new addition to his squad. Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw have signed on the dotted line but both arrived in the last week of June - before Van Gaal's unveiling. 

Now with less than three weeks of the window to go, Manchester United chiefs are scrabbling to get deals done. Van Gaal has admitted that he needs more defenders - a point proved by the fact he will be without four key players at the back for the first game against Swansea through injury - but so far his attempts to do just that have been fruitless.

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The Red Devils are keen on Rojo and have made an offer of £16 million, but an argument between Sporting Lisbon and an investment group who own part of his rights means they may run out of time to get the deal done. 

The Mail say that Van Gaal's frustrations over the deal have reached new heights over the Rojo deal as he tries to rebuild his Manchester United squad. The paper add that his feelings are indicative of a wider malaise at Old Trafford, and Van Gaal is unhappy that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has so far been unable to land the target he wants. They've been linked with moves for Arturo Vidal, Angel di Maria and Mats Hummels, but don't look close to signing any of those three.

Manchester United transfer gossip

Arsenal are looking to steal Manchester United targets Edinson Cavani and Marco Reus, along with Sami Khedira, in a huge triple transfer raid (Metro)

The Red Devils are believed to be eyeing Fredy Guarin as an alternative to top target Arturo Vidal (The Mirror)

Ajax boss Frank de Boer has given his blessing for Manchester United to make a move for utility man Daley Blind (Metro)

Other news

Paul Scholes has labelled Louis van Gaal a 'mad genius' - but says he won't win the title this season (The Guardian)

Van Gaal will be without no less than nine players for his first Premier League game in charge against Swansea tomorrow (MEN)

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