The Louis van Gaal transformation project isn't done yet. Manchester United's manager has added four new players to the first-team squad already this summer, and is targetting at least two more. At least, that's what he EXCLUSIVELY told MUTV, when they asked whether he was expecting more arrivals:
I hope so. No, we are not finished yet, I think. It is what I have said already in many press conferences. We need a balance in the selection and I think we still need to improve at least two positions and we shall do that when it is possible. But we shall only buy when the player can give a contribution to our level. And, of course, that is in the eyes of our staff, but I have to have confidence that he can cope with the rhythm of the Premier League.
A striker and a centreback, we're guessing, with a goalkeeper to follow as an optional third depending on what happens with David de Gea. Assuming we're right, and assuming the Spaniard does get replaced, then it'll be possible for Van Gaal to name an entire XI of players signed after the departure of Alex Ferguson, thusly:
GOALKEEPER; Darmian, CENTREBACK, Rojo, Shaw; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Herrera; Mata, Di Maria, STRIKER.
Some rate of turnover. But there's no way we'd ever see that team on the field, of course. There's no Wayne Rooney anywhere.