Louis Van Gaal: I was right not to sign January striker

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has defended the lack of a striker signing in January.

With Wayne Rooney having been ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury, Anthony Martial is United’s only fit senior striker with youngster Will Keane next in line. However, Van Gaal is happy with his options.

“No, I don’t think that’s the case [that he should have bought],” he said.

“We have Anthony Martial, another striker. He has played several matches in this role.”

“He wants to play in this role also. I knew in advance that our captain Wayne Rooney should play a lot of matches because he has showed this every year.

“I called Will Keane back and he does very good in the second team.”

“That is at a lower level but sometimes you have to show it at a higher level and now he has the chance.”

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