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Van Gaal may need reinforcements to keep up title chase

Tom Sheen
Thursday 03 December 2015 14:31

Manchester United are just a point off the Premier League leaders and local rivals Manchester City, but supporters are certainly not completely happy with the way things are going this season.

Louis van Gaal's team may boast the best defensive record in the division, conceding just 10 goals, but they are hardly playing in the vibrant attacking manner that fans are used to, despite £300million of spending since he arrived.

The side dominate possession but fail to do much with it, scoring just 20 goals in their 14 matches this season, 10 fewer than league-leading City.

The form of captain Wayne Rooney is a considerable concern, while Anthony Martial has cooled off after a hot start.

Fellow summer signing Memphis Depay can barely even get in the team.

United are now being linked with a host of attacking players to keep their title bid on track.

Here we take a look at the players that have been linked with United in recent weeks - some rather more fanciful than others.

We also look at the players who are at risk of getting the chop by Van Gaal.

Scroll through the gallery to see the players:

Who should Van Gaal buy and sell? Let us know in the comments section

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