Manchester United Appoint Van Gaal – FOUR Signings That Should Follow The New Boss Into Old Trafford

Louis van Gaal has finally been appointed as Manchester United’s next manager. Here are four players who should follow the Netherlands manager into Old Trafford.

1) Luke Shaw – Southampton

With Patrice Evra potentially leaving the club on a free, United need a top left-back to come in and fill the gap. Who better than English sensation Luka Shaw, who is surely the future of the England left-back berth.

He is strong, quick and has a superb delivery, so I say he fits the bill perfectly. Oh, and he’s only 18.

2) Eliaquim Mangala – Porto

With Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic departing, United need to rebuild their backline. I think Mangala should be the first man through the door, as he fits everything that van Gaal could want in a centre-back.

He’s powerful-yet-agile, provides a physical presence but is deceivably quick, and he has almost 200 club appearances despite being just 23.

3) Cesc Fabregas – Barcelona

We know what the Spaniard is about because of his time at Arsenal and Barcelona, and could very well be the answer to United’s midfield problem. He is a player who makes things happen and plays on the front foot, creating opportunities and scoring goals himself.

Although he would probably cost quite a bit, there is due to be some change at Camp Nou this summer and United could snatch themselves a star.

4) Ilkay Gundogan – Borussia Dortmund

To work alongside Fabregas, I would move for Borussia Dormund midfielder Gundogan. He is a player that provides energy, ups the tempo and can dictate the game from wherever he is playing in the middle.

He has suffered from a lengthy injury lately, but that could work in United’s favour.