LOUIS VAN GAAL has launched a scathing attack on Manchester United – accusing Old Trafford chiefs of breaking their transfer promises to him.
The Dutchman was sacked in 2016 after two years in charge of the Red Devils and has now slammed the club for only ever buying "seventh choice" transfer targets.
He led United to one trophy, winning the FA Cup two days before his dismissal, but only achieved fourth and fifth-place Premier League finishes.
Van Gaal, 68, has now claimed he was not allowed to sign the players he wanted despite United's vast wealth.
Despite that, he did manage 14 buys in total, including £59.7million Angel Di Maria and £57.6m Anthony Martial for a total expenditure of £293.6m.
The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona coach hit out in Dutch magazine Voetbal International.
LVG said: "Manchester United didn't have the quality needed to win the Premier League. They had an ageing squad, with ten players over 30 and five over 35.
"So I told the club I wanted to rejuvenate the side, and said which players I wanted to sign.
"But I didn't get a single one of them. I ended up having to look in a different category, and had to adjust my limits.
"I didn't expect something like this at the richest club in the world. They had a turnover of £600million, yet couldn't buy the players they needed.
"You have to buy your first-choice players, not your seventh choices."
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