Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has insisted more new additions might not be required, while Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young are enjoying their new roles.
Manchester United have made an impressive start under new manager Louis van Gaal in the pre-season matches and the Dutchman insisted that the club might not need to add more new players in this window. Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young are enjoying their new roles in the side and are looking forward to the new season.
Manchester United have already signed Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw this summer, while the likes of Arturo Vidal and Thomas Vermaelen have also been linked with a move to Old Trafford. But new manager Louis van Gaal has insisted that he is willing to provide the current players with a ‘honest’ chance to prove themselves this season and that the club might not require any more additions in this transfer window.
“We still have a month to go (before the transfer window shuts) and we are winning. Maybe we don’t need other players.
“First I want to see the players who I have and give them an honest chance.” – The Manchester United manager said.
Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney has hailed the impact of van Gaal on the squad and is enjoying his new role in the team under the Dutch mastermind.
“The manager has come in and we are playing a different system.
“It’s been great, even at my age, to learn a new system and try to get better with the team. We have to and, over the next few weeks, I am sure we will do.
“In the few games so far I have enjoyed the role I have played. The closer you are to the goal, the more chance you have of scoring.” – Rooney said.
Ashley Young is another player who is enjoying a change in role in the side. The former Aston Villa winger has been used as a wing-back by Louis van Gaal in the preseason matches and Young has insisted that he is comfortable playing in that role.
“I’m enjoying playing there.
“I can play in both wing-back positions and if the manager calls on me to do something I’ve got every confidence in myself to go out there and play well.
“The Inter game was only the second time I had played there, but we go through it in training, it’s a new system and I feel capable of going out there and doing well.
“I’ll have to see how it goes and it’s down to the manager what happens because he picks the team that goes out there.
“But whenever I’m called upon, I’ll give 100 per cent and if I can continue producing performances like the one in Washington, then I can hopefully stay in the team.
“I’ve always been determined to go out and play and I hope I can stay in the team.
“Of course it was disappointment to miss out on the World Cup, but it’s a new season and a new manager has come in.
“Everyone wants to impress him, but the only way you can do that is by training hard and performing on the pitch and that’s what I’ll be looking to do.” – Young said.