Over the last few days many have questioned Louis van Gaal and his so called 'transfer process'.
Some have even said its embarrassing.
But, if you look at the bare facts he actually deserves credit, for how he has overhauled the squad which Sir Alex Ferguson left David Moyes and the squad Moyes left him.
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The summer started serenely with the arrivals of Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian, and Memphis Depay. With these signings, Louis van Gaal bolstered central midfield, right-back, and attack significantly.
The mood as United flew out for their tour of America in early July was buoyant. The midfield had long been an issue. The acquisition of Schweinsteiger, brought in top-class quality and added a natural leader of men to the manager’s ranks.
Furthermore, Van Gaal has injected youth and dynamism into this squad with four of his summer signings either 25 years of age or younger. It has taken two years for Manchester United to actually overhaul what was a seriously aged squad under Ferguson and Moyes to leave them with an average age of 25 years.
With all the bother surrounding the David de Gea saga and the somewhat extravagant purchase of the most expensive teenager ever Anthony Martial, it seems that most have forgotten what Van Gaal has actually done, and how well he has turned the club back in the right direction.
Take this, in simple terms this summer, United signed; Italy's best fullback, France's number one holding midfielder, Germany skipper, the best footballing prospects from Holland and France and he somehow got David de Gea to stay.
All this for just over a net spend of £33 million pounds. Good business some would say.
Embarrassing? Not in the slightest.
All that remains is Van Gaal to find his world class star and lure them to Old Trafford and United have a squad to challenge on all fronts.
Early guesses would suggest, the summer of 2016 will see a big name arrive and grace the famous red shirt.
Even perhaps bring European success back to the hallowed turf in Manchester ...
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