‘If you are at United, you have to feel big’: Louis van Gaal reveals Ten stars he attempted to signal at Aged Trafford – like Neymar, Robert Lewandowski, Sergio Ramos and JAMES MILNER – and slams Ed Woodward for not landing ANY of them
- Louis van Gaal became manager at Manchester United in the summer time of 2014
- The Dutch mentor was eager to boost his squad with some star players
- Robert Lewandowski, Neymar and Sergio Ramos have been all targets for Van Gaal
- While United missed out on a host of names, they invested major on Angel Di Maria
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has unveiled the 10 star names he tried using to carry in upon his arrival at Previous Trafford in 2014.
Van Gaal took over pursuing the sacking of David Moyes the earlier period and after he guided his indigenous Holland to 3rd area at the 2014 Earth Cup in Brazil.
But in an job interview with FourFourTwo, Van Gaal has now divulged the gamers he needed to provide in all through his very first summer season in charge, but was unable to do so.
Louis van Gaal has uncovered all the star names he attempted to carry in as Manchester United boss
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was a goal but proved also difficult to sign
Brazilian star Neymar, then at Barcelona, was also considered for a massive-cash move to United
‘I required Robert Lewandowski, but when this proved challenging I tried to get Gonzalo Higuain instead,’ Van Gaal stated.
‘Before I experienced arrived, I also spoke with the board about Neymar. If you are at United, you have to assume large. He was also intriguing for the club in phrases of advertising shirts, and I desired to have brief wingers.
‘For that rationale, I also tried using to get Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez. Thomas Muller was on my want listing, too, and in central midfield I wanted N’Golo Kanté.
Van Gaal was interested in signing Real Madrid centre again Sergio Ramos six a long time ago
James Milner, then at rivals Manchester City, was also appeared at by the Dutch supervisor
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‘I even attempted to indication James Milner, who was currently pretty previous but really multifunctional and possessed leadership skills. For the defence, I preferred Sergio Ramos and Mats Hummels, for the reason that ours was not the strongest in making from the back.
‘Those have been my prime targets, but we could not get any of them. I will not know why, due to the fact as the supervisor I was not associated in any negotiations.
‘After I remaining, gamers like [Riyad] Mahrez and [N’Golo] Kanté ended up at Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea, whilst United couldn’t get them. I found that pretty odd.’
Even with missing out on those names, United even now invested heavily during Van Gaal’s initially window in charge.
Angel Di Maria was signed for £59m from Serious Madrid, but only stayed for just one season in Manchester, even though Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo had been also introduced in.
In a time which didn’t require European involvement for the first time in 25 many years, United finished fourth in the Premier League and reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Van Gaal was in the United warm-seat for two yrs, right before he was sacked following successful the 2016 FA Cup and changed by Jose Mourinho.
Van Gaal did convey in Angel Di Maria (remaining) from Genuine Madrid, but he stayed for just one season
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