Sport Angel Di Maria and Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford yesterday

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state

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Bayern Munich president expects Reus to leave current club next summer

Manchester United are believed to have made a £15m bid for Marcos Rojo

Marcos Rojo to Manchester United: Sporting Lisbon defender confirms £15m Old Trafford transfer

The Argentina international has said Old Trafford switch is a 'dream'

Luke Shaw has joined Manchester United

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Manchester United will try and push through a £50m deal for Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria: Manchester United to push ahead with £50m move for Real Madrid winger

Club are desperate for a marquee signing before transfer window closes

Angel Di Maria at the World Cup

Sam Wallace: Manchester United must ask if they can afford NOT to pay £50m for Angel Di Maria

United need to make a marquee signing before the window slams shut

Mehdi Benatia of AS Roma in action

Manchester United transfer news: Bayern Munich set to beat Louis van Gaal's Red Devils to Mehdi Benatia capture - reports

Problems mount up for van Gaal as former club Bayern scupper his plans

Louis van Gaal watches on from the sidelines

Manchester United transfer news: Louis van Gaal willing to sacrifice Nani in £16m bid for Marcos Rojo after Swansea City defeat

Red Devils boss keen to press on with summer recruitment after shock opening day defeat to Gary Monk's Swansea City

Darren Fletcher, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones leave the pitch after defeat to Swansea

Manchester United vs Swansea: Darren Fletcher warns rivals that United should be written off at their peril

Manchester United suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford

Louis van Gaal was disappointed with Manchester United's performance against Swansea

Manchester United transfer news: Arturo Vidal and Mats Hummels among players who could arrive

A look at those that could be drafted in at Old Trafford as the need for investment becomes abundantly clear

Manchester United vs Swansea: Wayne Rooney won't have 'fond memories' of captaincy debut

Manchester United were beaten 2-1 by Swansea as Rooney took the armband as club captain for the first time

David Moyes was replaced by Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager

David Moyes describes Manchester United role as 'the impossible job' - but claims he could have turned things around given time

Louis van Gaal might agree following yesterday's opening day defeat

Louis van Gaal watches on from the sidelines

Manchester United vs Swansea: Louis van Gaal left snarling as United manager set to increase transfer activity

Van Gaal admits these players are just not good enough as United suffer first opening day defeat since 1972

Adnan Januzaj competes for the ball with Wayne Routledge

Manchester United vs Swansea: Glazers can avoid their responsibility no longer

They will have to make financial sacrifices to give Van Gaal the tools

Louis van Gaal was disappointed with Manchester United's performance against Swansea

Louis van Gaal disappointed with Manchester United after 2-1 defeat to Swansea on Premier League opener

Side "didn't reach the level" shown in pre-season

Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates scoring the winner for Swansea

Manchester United vs Swansea match report: Disaster strikes early as Louis van Gaal sees scale of task ahead

Manchester United 1 Swansea 2: Dutch manager realises the size of his rebuilding task as injury-hit United lacking leadership succumb to a first opening-day home loss since 1972

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