Louis van Gaal
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that he is busy identifying the players he wants to sign during the summer transfer window. Getty

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that he is busy looking at players to sign for the next season.

According to the Manchester Evening News, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is doing the groundwork for the manager as they look to spend big yet again after splurging a club record £155m last summer.

United have been linked to a whole lot of players in recent months with Ilkay Gundogan, Mats Hummels, Gareth Bale, Memphis Depay and most recently Danny Ings touted to be arriving at Old Trafford this summer.

The Dutchman, who arrived in England last summer, inherited a squad that was built by former managers Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes and revealed that this time around he is looking for players, who will suit his style of play, as he believes that they will take less time to adapt unlike the stars signed last summer.

Angel di Maria and Luke Shaw have struggled to adapt to the new manager's style of play and are currently unsure of their places in the starting XI.

"This summer is very important, of course. We need balance in our selection. I cannot deny that. But we are very busy with that," Van Gaal said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

"I am looking for players who fit in as my players, so that has to be a quicker adaptation than players who I have received when I came here in Manchester United," the Dutch manager reiterated.

Van Gaal is hoping that the club can conclude their signings sooner rather than later in the summer, so as to have the players ready to hit the ground running when the season begins on 8 August.

"We hope so. But that is so difficult. You cannot prevent that because every negotiation these days takes longer and longer," the former Bayern Munich manager added.

"Last year was the consequence of the World Cup. Other clubs had that problem but I was just starting, so that's a little different," Van Gaal explained.