Van Gaal responds to Vidal speculation about move to Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Louis van Gaal has remained coy on Manchester United’s summer pursuit of Arturo Vidal.

For the first time in the reported press, Van Gaal was directly asked about the constant links with the Chilean midfielder but refused to give anything away.

“I’ll discuss it with Ed Woodward not with you,” Van Gaal replied when questioned about Vidal.

Earlier today, Vidal was asked directly about whether he would be staying at Juventus and chose not to pledge his future to the Serie A side and instead let the constant speculation continue with an ambiguous statement about his future.

Now, Van Gaal has done precisely the same thing. Of course, both Van Gaal and Vidal could be taking the media on a wild goose chase but the fact is that neither moved to quashing the speculation and instead chose to fuel it.

You can look at United’s pursuit of Vidal however which way you please but the fact remains that with both United and Vidal clearly happy for the speculation to continue, there is still every chance he could move to Old Trafford this summer.

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