However, Sky sources also understand United are actively pursuing a replacement for Di Maria and Van Gaal could yet add further to his attacking options with Barcelona forward Pedro among the players he is monitoring.
Blanc has said that negotiations with the player – who was fined for his no show – and the club is now nearing a conclusion, and Di Maria is set to finalize his move on Sunday by undergoing a medical in Qatar.
“I don’t know where he is, ” the Dutchman said.
“And you can hear he is full of confidence but he will notice it is not so easy in the Premier League”. That’s not to say it’s untrue, just there are more reasons to be sceptical of this story than many others.
Luiz insists he has not spoken to Di Maria about moving to PSG. Every time he picked the ball up in the US, he looked unsafe.
Manchester United full-back Rafael inadvertently admitted he is on his way out of the club.
Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez has praised Navas for his pre-season performances, but if De Gea arrives he will be left with Navas, De Gea and new signing Kiko Casilla.
“He hasn’t asked me (about PSG)”, Luiz said. It is the biggest club in the world. I’m rather positive about it, but in transfers, we have seen what can happen.
“I think I can score goals”.
United have reportedly reached a verbal agreement with Benfica to sign Gaitan for £21.1m, so fingers crossed this one finally happens.
Moura played 29 games in Ligue 1 last season and scored seven goals. Blind’s competition Marcos Rojo is hardly an assured centre-half so United need to invest in that area to improve their chances of a successful season.
Premier League club United have been linked with Pedro, and Marca reported that a transfer has been agreed for the Spain worldwide for a fee in the region of €30 million (Dh120.5m).
The 33-year-old joined United from Tottenham in 2006 and next year will see him reach the milestone of 10 years at Old Trafford.
David De Gea was one of United’s rare bright spots last season.