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Three players Louis van Gaal could lure to Old Trafford

| 06.05.2014

After another abject performance at Old Trafford Manchester United fans have been left in no doubt that their squad is in drastic need of an overhaul and playing legend Ryan Giggs is not the man to be given the funds.

As such, Louis van Gaal is expected to be unveiled this week and while there is plenty of speculation about which players will follow him to the Red Devils we look at three men that would take little tempting to make the move having already played under the Dutchman.

Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich

The Germany ace has grown frustrated at being used as a sort of attacking utility man and this situation is likely only to worsen with Robert Lewandowski’s arrival this summer.

Bayern seem unlikely to block the move too, with chief exec Karl-Heinz Rummenigger saying all he needs to do his ask.

“If a player does not feel comfortable with Bayern Munich, he must come to my office. Then you have to talk about it,” he is quoted as saying.

Despite being used in various positions this term Muller has bagged 25 goals and could provide ample competition for Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

Arjen Robben – Bayern Munich/Holland

Robben is an integral part of Van Gaal’s plans for this summer’s World Cup but after losing 5-0 to Real Madrid in the Champions League Bayern could look to cash in.

The Dutch ace signed a new deal at the Allianz Arena earlier this term but this would merely increase Bayern’s asking price and the £25m the United manager-in-waiting is said to be willing to pay would help the Bundesliga outfit find new creativity in midfield.

Now 30, the former Chelsea star wouldn’t represent much of a long-term investment but with United’s need for dramatic improvement being so urgent he could be just the quick fix needed at the club.

Wesley Sneijder – Holland

United and Sneijder have been linked more times than Jeremy Clarkson and a controversial quote.

Van Gaal could end the speculation once and for all though by bringing the 29-year-old in from Galatasaray.

The former Real Madrid and Inter Milan ace was on the brink of joining the Red Devils before his move to Turkey and would be keen to show the Premier League that he can still cut it at the highest level.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.