Even after splashing heavy cash on top players and starting with relatively easy fixtures, Van Gaal is going even worse than David Moyes.
The stats tell the entire story as the Dutch manager is finding it hard to gel the new players and compete at the highest level.
After 10 premier league games, Moyes had 17 points, while Van Gaal only has 13.
The Red Devils also scored more goals and conceded less under the management of the former Everton boss in first 10 games than they have done now under Van Gaal.
It seems that heavy transfer activity will also be required in the winter window to secure more top players for weak positions and turn United’s season around.
After that much expenditure, not qualifying for next season’s Champions League should be considered as a disaster.
Hence Van Gaal will do all he can to sign top players in winter although not many are available in mid season.
According to reports, Manchester United are close in to seal €65 million deal for German internationals and Schalke pair Draxler and Howedes.
Draxler is one of the most exciting young playmkers and United want to snatch him from Arsenal who have been linked with him since the past two windows.
On the other hand, the Red Devils also want versatile defender Howedes, who is not only a strong center back but also a proven left back as well.
Howedes featured in all games for the German side that won the World Cup in the summer and played as left back for Joachim Low’s side.
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