Manchester United have had a good pre-season tour so far in the US after they registered three back-to-back victories in the International Champions Cup. They are the defending champions and it looks like they are likely to retain the title this year as well.
Red Devils boss Louis Van Gaal has jumped off the wagon and went on a spending spree to bring in some useful names for revamping the squad. Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian and Sergio Romero have joined the club in the summer transfer window so far. Van Gaal also hinted that he might add a few more players so that they can win all the three cups in the upcoming season.
"We have a better balance of the team now we have all the positions double occupied. I have said in many, many press conferences in last season that we were not in balance and I have to play with players in other positions than they normally have to play or can play. Now it is a better balance. But the preparation is the same. Certainly, the players have already been working with us for one year and are used to our philosophy. Now we have to implement that with the new players and that will happen every year because I believe in the refreshment of the group," Van Gaal told reporters on Sunday.
United defeated the Spanish giants Barcelona 3-1 in their last game on Saturday at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, San Francisco. The Red Devils manager was thoroughly impressed with the performance. The young players have played really well, especially Adnan Januzaj and Jesse Lingard, who found the back of the net against Barcelona on Saturday.
"You have seen Januzaj and in two weeks Chicharito or maybe I'll buy another striker. I have to evaluate that process. We at Manchester United buy only players who can contribute to our level," added Van Gaal.
United cannot afford to make a slow start to the forthcoming season and the manager has made it clear ahead of the English Premier League 2015-2016. Last year, the gap between United and Chelsea was huge and they could never catch up. This happened because of their slow start and the boss does not want a repeat of that.
"Tottenham Hotspur is the most important. The performance against Barcelona (in Santa Clara on Saturday) was much more important than the result. The result is fantastic but we were lucky also. If we'd had that luck against Chelsea last season, you never know," Van Gaal said.