Louis van Gaal with a surprise up his sleeve

The Manchester United manager has hinted that he could be in for making a surprise move for a world class striker in the coming days

Manchester United are desperate to fill in the void left by the departure of Robin van Persie to Fenerbahce and it appears that they are closing in on a move for a striker who could turn things around big time for the Red Devils in the transfer window.

The club has been heavily linked with moves for Thomas Muller, Edinson Cavani and even Christian Benteke these past few weeks and Van Gaal says that fans should expect a huge surprise in the coming days.

He told reporters ahead of United’s pre-season clash against San Jose Earthquakes: “He [the ‘surprise striker] is in the process.

“It’s not the striker the media has written about. You have to wait and see. The transfer period is open until September 1 so we have to wait.”