Louis van Gaal claims he is not concerned about signing a new striker
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal claims he is not concerned about signing a new striker, despite Wayne Rooney failing to score for the 10th game in a row in the goalless draw with Newcastle at Old Trafford.
Sluggish United lost their 100 per cent Premier League record and have scored just twice in three games, one of them an own goal.
The defiant Dutchman has failed to land a number of targets, including Chelsea new boy Pedro and Gareth Bale, and is now linked with Brazil star Neymar.
Asked if he needed a new forward to support Rooney, Van Gaal said: ‘No, because we have been the better team all three times this season. My [only] worry is that we have to dominate the opponent and we did it today. We did it against Tottenham and Aston Villa. We did against Bruges [in the Champions League] and against Barcelona and San Jose Earthquakes in our preparation games. It’s not bad.
‘Newcastle was one of our best performances in my period.’
Of the bid to sign Neymar, he added tersely: ‘I don’t enter into this discussion. You can ask me about all the players in the world — and you are doing that every Press conference — and I have to say the same.’