Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf have been the leading publication for news of Louis van Gaal taking over at Manchester United for some time.
De Telegraaf confirmed the deal would happen on April 26, 2014, long before many other publications and well ahead of the English press.
And, this afternoon De Telegraaf have come out with some pretty outlandish statements about Manchester United’s transfer policy this summer.
The Manchester United hierarchy are painfully aware of where they are now with no Champions League football and have urged van Gaal to spend 100 million euros this summer.
LVG is expected to spend the “gigantic budget” on a player for each section of the park, defence, midfield and attack.
Whilst Wesley Sneijder will inevitably be linked with Manchester United yet again, De Telegraaf say van Gaal is not interested in the Dutch playnaker.
They add that had Kevin Strootman been fit, he would have been a number one target for United this summer.
As it stands, van Gaal will pursue Bayern Munich players who he knows, suggesting Toni Kroos will be amongst United’s chief targets, if he wasn’t already.