Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal reacted angrily to questions regarding Manchester United's proposed moves for Ramos and Cavani. Getty

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal accused a journalist of writing "rubbish" during a press conference ahead of the Red Devils' game against Club Americas in the International Champions' Cup during their pre-season tour of the US.

In a revealing interview, the Dutchman gave an insight into the future of a few of the United stars linked with a move away, including David De Gea and Angel Di Maria.

However, he was incensed when asked about the club being linked to a host of top European stars, with the Guardian reporting a move for Edinson Cavani, and Spanish publication AS suggesting a fresh move for Sergio Ramos.

The 20-time English champions have already brought in four players this summer in Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Memphis Depay and Matteo Darmian.

"There is so much in the papers but it is not true," Van Gaal told reporters ahead of United's game against Club Americas in the International Champions' Cup, according to the London Evening Standard.

"He is writing always rubbish, and then it is true. In the media it is true. No, it is not true," the former Netherlands national team manager added.

He also confirmed the availability of Victor Valdes for transfer after signing him during this year's January transfer window, due to the 'keeper's reluctance to play for the Red Devils' reserve side.

"Valdes is not selected [for the tour] because he doesn't follow my philosophy. The philosophy is how you play football and how you maintain your match rhythm," Van Gaal told reporters, as quoted by Goal.

"He refused last year to play in the second team. There are a lot of other aspects in the philosophy how you have to play like a goalkeeper at Manchester United."

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