Angel di Maria
Louis van Gaal has admitted Angel di Maria's departure is a big loss for Manchester United Getty

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said he needs to sign attackers with "speed and creativity" after the departure of Angel di maria to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Dutch boss has already signed promising winger Memphis Depay in the transfer window to address the lack of goals and speed in his squad. However, he believes that the club need a new marquee attacking player similar to Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero.

Van Gaal has claimed that the signing of a pacey forward is his new priority after the club's sale of Di Maria to PSG in a deal that, according to sources, is worth £44.3m

And Van Gaal has now claimed that the signing of a new pacy forward has become into his next priority for the summer transfer window after on Thursday 4 August the club announced the sale of Di Maria to PSG in a deal that, according to BBC, worth £44.3m ($68.8m).

The United manager has suggested that the departure of Di Maria is for the best in the long term but is still a loss they will need to address in the remainder of the transfer window.

"The squad is still in process because we are living in a crazy football world. The transfer period is still going on and the competition is starting also, so you never know what happens, you know that we have problems of course with De Gea," he told a press conference ahead of the Tottenham game on 8 August.

"So Di Maria, okay, we have solved that problem before the competition starts but for us it is a big loss. I want more attackers with speed and creativity. Di Maria is one of those players."

Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez has been tipped as the main favourite to replace the Argentinian at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal, however, refused to confirm any names in the frame, but suggested that it is a risk to recruit from outside the Premier League.

"We have to look for that kind of player. Of course, they have to have the talent to cope with the English rhythm and that is difficult to find. Because that is mostly also why players are not succeeding in this competition, because of the rhythm of the game and the English culture is not the Latin culture, so that is also maybe a reason."

Di Maria had a good start to the life at Old Trafford but eventually failed to make the impact expected following his big move from Real Madrid.

Speaking about what was wrong with the Argentinian, Van Gaal added: "He started very well, that's not the problem.

"He had a very good start but he knows the answer better than I know but it happens and then there's only one solution.."