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Manchester United round-up: Van Gaal wants to sign 'speedy winger' in January

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Manchester United fans, happy Monday.

We’ve got something for you to feast your bleary eyes on in the form of the round-up of all the latest news and information - we promise not to use any big words you can’t handle at the beginning of the week.

Watch the video above, read on below if you want to learn a little more and leave thoughts and opinions in the comments box provided.

Van Gaal's January plan

Improvement, improvement, improvement.

That’s all Manchester United fans will want to hear from Louis van Gaal’s mouth ahead of a potentially crucial January transfer window.

The Dutchman strengthened strongly over the course of the summer, and to good effect, and one or two additions at the beginning of next year would hardly go amiss.

However, Van Gaal himself has conceded that signings may be hard to find - although he is looking to bring in a ‘speedy winger’.

He alluded to the fact that Mata wasn’t quick enough, whilst also pointing out that Jesse Lingard hasn’t got the required pace to fit his style.

"I have said already in my first year many times we need speed and creativity on the wings," Van Gaal said, as per ITV.com.

"Now we play with Jesse Lingard and he is not the most speedy winger in the world, and Mata is also not the most speedy winger in the world.

"So first we must first finish that problem and then we can see how we play and how we are in balance with playing with speedy wingers."

The 64-year-old did admit, however, that new players could be hard to come by.

"It is dependent for instance on the rehabilitation of Luke Shaw - how long it will last," he continued.

"It is also dependent on what I can buy. I want to buy a lot of players but not all the players I want are for sale. So there are a lot of factors in it."

Here's one 'speedy winger' we know all United fans would want to sign:

Van Gaal 'knew' about Rojo issue

Elsewhere, Van Gaal has also claimed that he knew in advance that Marcos Rojo would have problems playing as frequently as United’s fixture list demanded.

The Argentine was subbed in the second half of United’s win over West Brom this weekend, with his manager confirming he was aware Rojo would struggle with the recent run of games.

Fellaini future

Last but not least, Marouane Fellaini will do well to secure himself a new contract at Old Trafford, with United not planning on handing him one for the future.

It was reported yesterday that the big Belgian - who still has 30 months remaining on his current deal - could be put up for sale if he has a good Euro 2016 with his international side.

That might well change - as football so often does - so don’t come asking questions of us if he sticks around for the long haul.

In any case, fans appear to be divided on Fellaini's usefulness: 

To finish, here's a personal favourite of ours:

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