Van Gaal eyes another big-money signing.
Manchester United seem ready to step up their interest in signing in-form Valencia centre-back Nicolas Otamendi this January, according to the Daily Express.
The Red Devils want to strengthen at the back this winter, and have identified the experienced Argentine as a decent alternative t0 Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels, who may not be available.
Chelsea have also been strongly linked with Otamendi in the past, but may not be prioritising a move for a new defender at this moment in time.
This would allow United to go ahead with a move for the £40m-rated player, who has been in fine form in La Liga and also impressed greatly at his previous club Porto.