Man United manager Louis van Gaal has hit out at "disgusting" reports he will spend vast sums on new players in the winter transfer market.
Speaking to a packed press conference ahead of this weekend's Premier League clash at Southampton, Van Gaal said:
"I think it is disgusting always writing about numbers. I don't think that Ed Woodward or I have said anything about it.
"It's disrespectful to my players and I don't like talking about it. I have to work with the selection I have."
We should stress that Louis van Gaal put out a second string Manchester United 11 this evening, but even so, this was a horrible night for them.
One wonders whether or not Di Maria is actually going to improve this team that much. They possibly need even more players than just Angel Di Maria - I know the manager wants two more before the transfer window shuts at the end of the weekend.
But it is incredible what has happened to this team.