Manchester City's main summer transfer target Eliaquim Mangala has thrown a spanner in the works over a potential transfer move to the Premier League champions by admitting he would prefer to sign for rivals Manchester United.
The Guardian are running the story stating that van Gaal is not prioritising the Porto central defender because of reservations over his temperament.
The current Dutch coach needs to replace departing centre-backs Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic and Mangala would seem to fit the bill, but it does seen that Dortmund's Mats Hummels is the Utd boss' first choice.
The Frenchman, who is part of Didier Deschamps’ squad at the World Cup, would rather play for United – or Chelsea, as he has previously stated – with Mangala having told friends he believes each club is of a greater status to City.
In my honest opinion if he has the desire to play for the club and is proven at the highest level then I don't see the problem with the club signing him.