New Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal admitted that he merely approved the deal to bring Luke Shaw to Old Trafford.

The Dutchman has held his first press conference as Old Trafford boss and revealed things were already in the pipeline for Shaw and Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera.

"My method is always the same," he said.

"I will look at the players present now, I know how they play but I want to see in the first three or four weeks what they can do, then maybe buy other players.

"Shaw and Herrera were already on the (club's) list, I gave my approval because I like them."