The Dutchman is the hot favourite to take over from Ryan Giggs in the Summer once the Netherlands World Cup campaign comes to an end. Despite Giggs enjoying a great start to his role as interim boss with a 4-0 win over Norwich City, the smart money’s on Van Gaal to take over.
The Express reports:
The 62-year-old is a big admirer of the Bundesliga and is keen on Germany pair Toni Kroos and Marcos Reus.
Bayern Munich star Kroos and Borussia Dortmund forward Reus are long-term United targets and are high on their summer shortlist.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is actively pursuing United’s targets with a reported £200million transfer budget expected to be given to van Gaal when he comes in.
If Van Gaal is given the budget being suggested and can attract players of the quality of Kroos and Reus then there’s every reason to believe United could put this disastrous season well and truly behind us and challenge for the title in the next campaign.