[football] direct news understands that Louis van Gaal has given Manchester United the go-ahead to make a summer bid for Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos. United’s interest in German international Toni Kroos has been an ever present in media since the turn of the year, with former boss David Moyes expected to make a move in the January transfer window. The Scottish boss failed to seal a move, but it is understood that interest from United in Kroos has not faded. Instead, [FDN] understand that United have been informed by prospective new boss Louis van Gaal to make a move and do so – quickly, before any other interested parties attempt a bid. Kroos has come under criticism from new Bayern boss Pep Guardiola this week and their testing relationship is likely to play a big part in Kroos’ future. Van Gaal has also been linked heavily with Southampton’s Luke Shaw and more, as he prepares to get United back involved with Premier League’s top four.