London : Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that the club lacks creativity and need attacking players like Christiano Ronaldo to compete with teams such as Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The Dutchman said that Ronaldo is a fantastic player and they need players like him, the BBC reported.
He added that Manchester United fans wanted them to compete and that’s why they require more speed in front and also more creativity.
Ronaldo is just 10 goals behind Spanish striker Raul’s record of 323 goals in 741 for the Bernabeu side.
Van Gaal on Sunday confirmed that winger Angel Di Maria, who has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain did not catch his flight to the U.S. to join his teammates for the pre-season tour party.
He said that they need more speed and creativity at the front and that’s why they need Di Maria to stay.
Meanwhile, Van Gaal insisted that he might leave the club at the end of his three-year contract to keep the promise he made to his wife.
The Dutchman, whose contract is going to end in 2017 at Old Trafford, said that he and his wife don’t have many more years together and he had promised his wife that he would stay with her, the BBC reported.
He said that he had promised his wife, Truus, when they both met, that he would retire at the age of 55.
The Premier League giant’s boss, who is turning 64 next week, added that he now wanted to enjoy his relationship with his wife and has no plans of earning any more money. —ANI