Louis van Gaal has been speaking again. That’s the good thing about United being that far away – there’s always something to write about in the morning.
‘I cannot talk about these rumours. I have said in a lot of press conferences that it’s a process. Maybe Mr Ramos is in the process – you never know,’ Van Gaal said.
He did however comment on the ‘mystery’ striker. ‘He is in the process. It’s not the striker the media has written about. You have to wait and see. The transfer period is open until 1 September so we have to wait,’ he insisted.
United may however complete a move for Pedro this week, while interest in Nicolas Otamendi is apparently cooled.
And there has simply not been enough time for the press to go through all of the names in the world and frantically throw enough mud at the wall to claim an exclusive.
Is Van Gaal playing the press?
What does he mean – does he mean it’s definitely not Muller? Could it be a player like Gareth Bale, long linked but not prominently placed?
We go through various sources for our daily news, imagine our amusement to see our exclusive with former United star Markus Neumayr making its way into the Daily Star and on the BBC’s Gossip column. Hey guys, we love that, give us a link though, you know!
Players Linked To United: Dani Alves, Hugo Lloris, Mats Hummels, Nathaniel Clyne, Gareth Bale, Morgan Schneiderlin, Nicolas Otamendi, Felipe Anderson, Petr Cech, Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Gaitan, Ilkay Gundogan, Lorenzo Gonzalez, Bastian Schweinstiger, Harry Kane, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Muslera, Asmir Begovic, David Alaba, Carlos Bacca, Arturo Vidal, Joseph Colley, Gonzalo Higuain, Radja Nainggolan, Gregory van der Wiel, Mario Mandzukic, Christian Eriksen ’89, Roberto Dourado, Roberto Firmino, Memphis Depay, Jasper Cillessen, John Stones, Paul Pogba, Thomas Muller, Axel Witsel, Freddy Guarin, Seamus Coleman, Fabinho, Romelu Lukaku, Raphael Varane, Stefan De Vrij, Jerome Boateng, Dayot Upamecano, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Dani Carvajal, Arda Turan, Jordi Alba, Seamus Coleman, Edinson Cavani, Asmir Begovic, Matteo Darmian, Mario Gotze, Arjen Robben, Christian Benteke, Robert Lewandowski, Sergio Romero, Jordy Clasie, Mason Holgate, Pedro, Lionel Messi, Jan Oblak