Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United will only bring in new players before the transfer window closes if they have carried out due process on scouting.
United slipped to defeat at Swansea on Sunday despite dominating for long spells at the Liberty Stadium while Wayne Rooney failed to open his account in the league, raising more questions over United’s forward line.
With Javier Hernandez rumoured to be closing in on a move to Bayer Leverkusen, Van Gaal could find himself with skipper Rooney as his only experienced striker.
The Old Trafford boss is refusing to panic and insists he will be prepared to wait until January for the right player.
“You can never speak as a club like Manchester United that you are satisfied,” Van Gaal said.
But the Dutchman added: “We shall not buy another player that we have not scouted before.
“We have to keep on and in January the windows are open again. It is a process. I cannot change that process.
“You are dependable not only on the player you want but the club – and also what you want to spend. It is a lot of things you cannot force.”
Van Gaal also confirmed he does not know what is likely to happen with David de Gea before the Spanish transfer window closes on Monday night.
English clubs have until Tuesday to complete their summer business but La Liga clubs must finalize their dealings 24 hours earlier, with Real Madrid still trying to come to an agreement with United over the Spanish international goalkeeper.
Following the reversal at Swansea, Man United are now 15.00 to win the Premier League this season with Manchester City 1.50.