Saturday, 16th August, 2014

Louis van Gaal insists he will not push players out of the exit door at Manchester United.

The Dutchman's reign at Old Trafford started with defeat today, when Swansea City scored their first ever league win (2-1) at the ground to pop the party atmosphere which greeted Van Gaal's arrival.

The former Barcelona coach has been linked with bringing a number of players in before the transfer window closes, while several stars are also mooted for the chop.

But Van Gaal says he will not tell players to leave Manchester United.


"No, because it's not up to me", he told BT Sport, when asked whether he has told some players they should leave.


"It's also up to the players to decide.

"We have given the players a contract and I will tell them what I think and expect of them.

"But I'll never tell them that they should leave."

The Dutchman also insisted that his views of the players needed at the club have not changed because of the loss to Swansea, as he is well aware what areas need addressing in the side.

"That is not a difference. In the United States, I thought the same. I know in what positions we need better players but you have to buy only when the player can fulfil the way of playing that I ask. We have to wait and see."

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