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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted he is ready to carry on spending after having landed PSG and Liverpool target Memphis Depay for £25 million.



“Manchester United shall always react when it is necessary in our eyes,” the United boss said when asked about summer targets.



The former Dutch national team coach is thought to be interested in bringing Gareth Bale back to the Premiership, but he may face an uphill battle as it appears the 25-year-old wants to remain in Spain.



Other targets include Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne, and Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels, while reports suggest Hummels teammate central midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has already agreed to move to Old Trafford for £21 million.



The Dutchman said he was forced to act quickly and sign Depay once Paris Saint-Germain entered the picture for the 21-year-old winger.



“I have been forced to sign him,” Van Gaal said.



“I didn’t want to sign him before the end of the season. We have to focus on our games.



“When you sign a player, you disturb the focus of your present group of players. The coming matches are very important for Manchester United and for all of the players. But because of the market, I must handle it (now) – because otherwise he would have signed for PSG.”