Manchester United officially announced their plan to tour the USA for the second year running this summer and manager Van Gaal revealed he is already working with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on specific targets.
Van Gaal said,”Already in January [we began thinking about the 2015/16 season] because we have to prepare our pre-season and Manchester United will go to America,.”
“The aim is of course that we have to train and not only to play matches. Already for three or four months we are talking about our pre-season.”
“We also think about the scouting of players, the scouting of our own players because we have a lot on loan and then we have to analyse their performances, so ita s a lot of work.”
Louis van Gaal has also revealed he has been working on new summer signings for Manchester United since January.
Van Gaal speaking to the clubs official website, MUTV, added: a Ita s not only the present season but also what we have to decide for players next season.”
United are targeting a host of players including the likes of Gareth Bale, Nathaniel Clyne, Kevin Strootman, Memphis Depay and Edinson Cavani ahead of their return to the Champions League next season.
Meanwhile, United confirmed their involvement in the International Champions Cup in the US this summer as part of their pre-season tour.
United, who won the tournament last summer under new manager Louis van Gaal, will be joined by Chelsea, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Fiorentina, New York Red Bulls, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes and Club America in the 10-club tournament.
The tournament will take place from from July 11 to August 5, with United likely to squeeze their fixtures into a two-week window, after Van Gaal complained at the length of last year’s gruelling three-week tour, which took in games in Los Angeles, Denver, Washington DC, Detroit and Miami.
Announcing their plans to tour the US this summer,Manchester United group managing Director, Richard Arnold, said: a The Club is delighted to be returning to the United States for Tour 2015, presented by Aon.”
a Manchester United made history in its last visit to the United States by breaking the countrya s soccer attendance record and the huge level of support for the Club was evident in every city we visited.”