Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

LEFT MARCH! ; United Boss Hints at Move for Full-Back with Dutch Star on Van Gaal's Radar

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

LEFT MARCH! ; United Boss Hints at Move for Full-Back with Dutch Star on Van Gaal's Radar

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LOUIS van Gaal has hinted United could sign a left-back in the January transfer window.

M.E.N. Sport revealed last month that the United boss was considering signing a left-back and United had scouted Porto and Holland defender Bruno Martins Indi.

Luke Shaw is not expected to return from his broken leg until January at the very earliest and Marcos Rojo is yet to fully convince Van Gaal, despite a miniresurgence following the October international break.

Van Gaal could now be set to follow up his interest in Martins Indi, who was part of his squad at the 2014 World Cup.

"Maybe we have to buy a left-back in January," he said.

Although Rojo played poorly and conceded Watford's penalty in the 2-1 win at Vicarage Road on Saturday, which lifted the Reds up to second in the Premier League, he produced excellent performances last month against Everton and City. …

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