Louis van Gaal has ruled out the possibility of signing PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the summer if he remains the Manchester United manager due his.
Van Gaal, who is uncertain if he will remain at Old Trafford beyond this season despite having one more year left on his three year contract, said the Paris Saint-Germain striker would not be on his radar in the summer.
The Sweden striker is set to leave France when his contract expires at the end of this season and has a number of Premier League clubs that could be interested in his services.
They are thought to include United, although Van Gaal himself intimated he would not welcome the 34-year old, whose representatives want to secure wages of up to £600,000 a week during one final hurrah.
Van Gaal also suggested he would rather persist with the inexperienced youngsters who have been utilised this year.
“We need to improve our selection [squad], because when I took over we had six or seven players above 33 years old,” he said yesterday.
“But now we have a much younger team and still we need a much younger selection because we need creative players in attack and also fast players.
“I like [our] own youth players more because they already know the culture in Manchester United, and that is also the philosophy for example of Ajax or Barcelona and also Bayern Munich.
“He [Ibrahimovic] is already 34 and I just spoke about the age [of the players].”