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Louis van Gaal refuses to reveal transfer plans

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Louis van Gaal shut down a reporter when asked about Manchester United's transfer policy for the upcoming January window.

Speaking to BT Sport after Manchester United's 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday, Van Gaal replied with a blunt 'no' when asked what United's plans were for the transfer window.

Asked about whether he would divulge United's strategy for the January transfer window, Van Gaal said: "No. I discuss that with my CEO. I don't tell you, sorry."

United failed to break down a stubborn Spurs side on Sunday afternoon, as Robin Van Persie in particular squandered numerous chances to put the Red Devils ahead.

Van Gaal has been linked with several top name players as the season moves towards the January window, and the opportunity is there for Manchester United to make a big splash in the transfer market and bolster their hopes of challenging for the title.

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Title run?

They currently sit ten points behind Chelsea at the half way mark, although Van Gaal will be encouraged by recent performances, especially the clean sheet achieved at White Hart Lane.

Defence has been the one area in need of urgent improvement at Old Trafford, although United are now beginning to get first-team players back in these positions.

Luke Shaw returned from a month long lay-off as a substitute against Tottenham, while Phil Jones again featured and Rafael da Silva came off the bench for Antonio Valencia.

Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund is most often mentioned as a potential target for the Manchester side, with Dortmund languishing towards the bottom of the Bundesliga table following a disastrous first half to their campaign this season.

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