Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says their transfer policy primarily depends how well the player could fit into the required position in the system. The Red devils have been busy in the transfer window last summer as they added Angel di Maria, Rojo, Blind, Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw and Falcao(on loan).
Manchester United are expected to have another summer spree this season as they already added Memphis Depay to their ranks and have significant targets in their sights.
Manger Louis van Gaal speaks about the recruiment process that happens while buying a player. He says, ““I look for the players who fit our profile. Then I say to Ed [Woodward, executive vice-chairman], ‘I want that player first and that player second [choice]’. Then we go to the third when they [first and second] are not available. I am not buying, I don’t spend the money. He is negotiating, I am not.”
When asked about the price tag for a player, the manager said: “It’s dependable on a lot of questions. In my opinion, the first question is does the player fit the profile of the position that we want? That is the most important thing.
“Then the club shall negotiate, and then it [the fee] is out of my hands because I am not negotiating. Ed Woodward is doing that, I’m not the man who decides that.
“Of course, when you buy players for £80million, the pressure is unbelievably high and it’s not easy for the player either. But the most important thing is can he perform in the way we want him to?”
The manager also confirmed that he will take a leave after their last league game after a busy season as he flew from World Cup to take Manchester United managing responsibilities.
“Yes, I go immediately, on Monday 25th,” he confirmed. “I haven’t found it tiring – we haven’t had so many matches because we didn’t participate in the Champions League or Europa League. In all my former clubs I had always participation in the Europa League or Champions League so it was more intensive before.
“But because of the new situation, I have had to adapt as a manager. Not only the new players, but also the manager has to adapt to the culture of England and to the rhythm of this game. That’s exciting but also very difficult because I have to adapt my philosophy. No-one is asking for that, but it’s true.”