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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has hinted that he will be in the transfer market again in January after having admitted that the current squad of players he has is not the finished article.

Given the right reinforcement the Red Devils look primed for a run at the Premier League title, and could go top of the table this weekend with a win over cross town rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The 64-year-old Dutchman has already spent close to £250 million revitalizing the team since arriving at the Theatre of Dreams 15 months ago, and given his latest comments it would appear as though he has not finished yet.

‘No it is not [too small] otherwise I would have had a bigger squad,’ said Van Gaal.

‘I believe in smaller squads because you need perspective otherwise the motivation is a doubt.

‘I have always preferred small selections [squads]. I think I have the smallest selection in the Premier League. Last season we had 24 players.

‘We sold 15 players and bought five players. This year we have sold again or have loaned players out. Ten players have gone and only six players have been bought.

‘I think 22 players and three goalkeepers is enough so I am still one short.