Louis van Gaal has highlighted Manchester United’s attacking problems and the Dutchman has put his side’s struggles to easily unlock defences down to ‘lack of speedy wingers’ at his disposal.

Despite his commitment to promoting from within, which has seen him added eight academy graduates to the United first-team since taking over the reigns last summer with Cameron-Borthwick Jackson the latest addition, Van Gaal remains on the lookout for fresh legs and it appears he would not rule out further spending in the January transfer market when the window.

Speedy and creative wingers as well as midfielders are Van Gaal’s priority but sadly the players the former Bayern Munich boss wants are not for sale.

“I want to buy a lot of players but not all the players I want are for sale. So there are a lot of factors in it,” Van Gaal, whose side has managed just three goals in the last five matches explained.

“I have said already in my first year many times we need speed and creativity on the wings.

“You have seen that now we play with Jesse Lingard and he is not the most speedy winger in the world and Mata is also not the most speedy winger in the world. So first we must first address that problem.”

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