Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that Dutch players’ value for money may persuade him to sign some of his compatriots in the coming weeks.

The United coach’s comments follow the Dutch wing-back Daley Blind saying he would find it difficult to turn down a move to Old Trafford this summer.

Van Gaal managed Blind and his Netherlands team-mates to third place at the World Cup this summer, and he told the Sunday Mirror: “Dutch players are usually cheaper than players of other nationalities and they have usually been very well educated in the Netherlands, I believe.

“If they are at the level I want them to be, then I will sign Dutch players.”