Manchester United starts their summer tour of the United States in just under five weeks, and manager Louis van Gaal wants to avoid the errors of last summer by getting his transfer business done early and to have all the new players coming to Old Trafford on board the plane with the rest of their new teammates.
The clock is ticking as the team already looks to the first of their four pre-season matches against Mexico’s Club America in the Centurylink Field in Seattle, Washington on July 17.
Ideally van Gaal would want to give the new arrivals time to integrate into the team and take part in training sessions before the new Premiership season kicks off on August 8th, avoiding last season’s chaos that cost the Red Devils points early in their campaign.
“We had a lot of purchases in the last month so we had to prepare our team in the Premier League and that costs us a lot of points. Now I hope we shall finish our business much earlier,” said Van Gaal last month.
Last season Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo all arrived at Old Trafford once the season was already underway causing United problems as the new players tried to blend in with the team.