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Manchester United: Van Gaal criticises Ashley Young and dreams of a superstar like Chelsea’ Eden Hazard

by | 27th, July 2015

Louis van Gaal has spent £230 million in 12 months trying to turn Manchester United into a winning team. But what he really wants is a superstar, like Cristiano Ronaldo:

“He may come, but it is not possible. Why not? Because you have the club [Real Madrid], you have Ronaldo and then you have Manchester United and how much Manchester United want to spend.”

For £230m surely Van Gaal could have brought Ronaldo to United and at least one other superstar. As it is, he bought fourth place in the Premier League and a reputation for playing a long-ball game.

Van Gaal dreams of other big names:

“They [Chelsea] have Hazard, he can always make goals, he can always make an action and decide a goal,. Manchester City have Agüero, it’s the same type. Barcelona has Messi, Neymar and Suárez. We as Manchester United have to compete with these clubs. So we have to look also for those kinds of players.

“It’s not my Manchester United. Why? Because we have to look for more balance and more creativity. Chelsea have Hazard, Willian and Oscar. There is a lot of creativity there and you need that because you have to disorganise [teams that park] the bus.

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