Louis van Gaal confirms Man United want to sign new striker

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed the club are in the process of recruiting a new striker.Senior sources at the Red Devils were insistent last week the Premier League side were not after a new front man, but after United’s 1-0 win over Club America at the weekend Van Gaal hinted a “surprise” signing might be in store.And on the eve of United’s second tour match in California against the San Jose Earthquakes, the United boss again dropped a cryptic clue which suggested a forward could be coming to Old Trafford.“He is in the process,” Van Gaal said bluntly when asked about his “surprise” signing.When asked whether United were close to signing the striker in question, Van Gaal said: “No. It is not a striker that the media has written, but you have to wait and see.“The transfer period is open until September 1. You have to wait.”United have been linked with a number of forwards in the last few weeks, including Paris St Germain’s Edinson Cavani, Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.A German newspaper claimed United had bid £70million for Lewandowski’s team-mate Thomas Muller on Monday, but sources at Old Trafford denied an offer had been tabled. 1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal last_img

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