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Peter Schmeichel: All of Van Gaal's Targets Want to Join Manchester United

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Louis van Gaal OT Legend: All of Van Gaals Targets Want to Join Manchester UnitedManchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has revealed the Red Devils are in talks with Louis van Gaal’s targets and all of them are willing to join him at Old Trafford this summer.

The Holland boss was appointed United’s manager for the next season earlier in May and the Dutchman will take over the reign at Old Trafford after his national side’s campaign in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The former United goalkeeper claims Van Gaal has handed the list he wants at Old Trafford to the Red Devils’ chief executive Ed Woodward. Schmeichel also praised the club for appointing Old Trafford favourite Ryan Giggs as the No 2 for the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager.

“He’s a big enough name and I know the list that he’s given Ed Woodward,” Schmeichel said.

“All of them are in talks and are willing to join Manchester United. So you can argue that United still has the brand, the players still want to come here. Is it going to work? I don’t know. We’ll have to wait and see. It’s a long summer.”

“Ryan Giggs has been at Manchester United for a very long time, even before I arrived. I’ve watched him in a few games in the last season. This guy is eternally young! To have him stay and become the assistant manager is a fantastic thing for everyone.”

“Van Gaal has picked the right guy to assist him because he needs to understand what Manchester United is. He’s in a hurry to understand that, and the sooner the better,” the Dane concluded.

United have long been linked with a move in signing Southampton left-back Luke Shaw. According to the Manchester Evening News, the England international will be the first arrival at Old Trafford this summer, followed by midfielders Kevin Strootman and Jordy Clasie, defenders Mats Hummels and Bruno Martins Indi, along with winger Yevhen Konoplyanka.

Should Van Gaal and Woodward manage to land all of the above targets, United team would look much stronger and could challenge for the title next season, with no other competitions to focus.

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Comments (9)

  1. I don’t think they can manage to land those players cause they not active

  2. It will be good for man u the former champs to offer large sum of money to get the so named players who are very fit for the team.

  3. Ed woodward must act fast..he is too dormant for my liking! He also keep things too secret and seems very reluctant…move fast and get United back into kissing trophies….united forever…

  4. Its good if we can get all this players been mentioned here.

  5. Woodward Is Useless Lets Not Forget How He Dealed With Transfers Last Season And If We Have All This Money Why Are Other Clubs Confirming Buys When We Havent Made Any Real Transfers Yet? All Speculation And No Real Action!!!!! Poor Simple As That Poor And Looks Like A Repeat Of Last Season… We’ll Be Lucky To Make Top Ten If This Continues

  6. With exception of Luke Shaw, who else is on the list? Plus United just give Evra a 1 year extension?

  7. Woodward should act as fast as he can in other not to repeat another poor season,he should make the deal done before the world cup otherwise team like chelsea and man city will hijack this players.

  8. I agree with many of the posts , woodward is useless, hopeless, effectless,in my money he’s as good as the ball boys at OT on a matchday.we linked with world class players once again , and will end up with the likes of carrick,young,hernandez,fellaini,etc united are in for some tough times , no big names coming in this summer that’s for sure ,maybe next !

  9. Man U might have gone through a poor season but that doesn’t indicate that the giant English club has lost it’s glory that it earned through long battle in the field. The club still has the enough brand name to attract brand player from other club with lucrative money in offer!

    I also have huge round of applauds for the Dutchman Louis van Gaal. He has the experience, agility and leading skill to lead Red Devils from the front. Moreover, his partnership with Ed Woodward will surely work and it will benefit the brand Devils in upcoming ties. We, the avid Man U fan are really excited to read the news. Keeping aside all the previous tumultuous issues, hope their next season will really be fruitful for their super fan.