Louis van Gaal defended his decision to let Javier Hernandez and Robin van Persie leave Manchester United as he said he did not want too much competition at the striker’s position.
The Dutchman admitted he is concerned about the lack of goals his team have mustered, with only six sides managing fewer than their 22 in the Premier League, but he said that doesn’t mean the team will buy a striker in January.
While United have only scored 10 times in their last 14 games in all competitions, Mexico international Hernandez has delivered 17 goals in his last 14 outings for Bayer Leverkusen.
“I don’t believe too much in competition,” Van Gaal said. “I believe in trust and confidence. Maybe that is wrong but I have done it all my life. I give trust to the players.”