And according to The Mirror, they could soon have some reinforcements coming into the defence with the paper linking the Red Devils to Stefan de Vrij.
The Netherlands international centre back who van Gaal managed at the World Cup was linked to a move to Italian giants Lazio but it is believed that the 22-year old is holding out for the new Manchester United manager’s approach.
The Feyenoord star believes a bid of £10 million will come from the Manchester Club and he is desperate to join van Gaal’s Red Devils revolution.
United were interested in signing Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels this summer but the German has made it clear he has no intentions of leaving the Bundesliga.
de Vrij on the other hand is into the last year of his contract so Dutch side Feyenoord have little choice but to sell or risk losing the player on a free.
Louis van Gaal has also made it clear that age is a factor when it comes to luring players to Old Trafford this summer with all targets for the summer aged younger than 28.
Manchester United fans. A few high-profile defenders have left the club this summer, but is de Vrij the man to replace either Nemanja Vidic or Rio Ferdinand? Let us know your thoughts below.
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