5 Players Solskjaer's Manchester United Should Sign in the Summer…

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Great form in 2020 saw Manchester United finish the season in third place, securing Champions League football and putting them in a position to attract some of the World’s best talents.

Despite Mason Greenwood’s impressive performances on the right, Man Utd still need strengthening in that position. As much as it’s an eye-watering amount of money, Manchester United should just buy Jadon Sancho. The 20 year old could quite literally lock down the right flank for 10 years and with the attacking numbers he’s put up in Germany, 120 million euros sounds like a bargain.

On to left back and the first player is a little bit left field. I’d love to see United sign Burnley left midfielder, Dwight McNeil and convert him to a left back.

In the modern game full backs are often a secondary attacking position and in a lot of the top sides, they operate more like wingers and allow the actual wingers to drift centrally.
We’ve also seen a lot of wingers extend their careers by becoming full backs. At United we saw the likes of Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young do it to mixed results but on the continent it’s been a lot more effective. I think converting a young attacker to play in that role could see an elite player develop.

The alternative is a little more traditional. Alex Telles. The Porto man has been a standout performer in Liga NOS since joining the club. The Brazilian is the quintessential attacking full back. He’s technically sound with a good range. A passing creative wing back in mould of Trent Alexander-Arnold. What’s more is he’s a threat from dead ball situations. His great technique means he delivers with shape and whip, resulting in very dangerous deliveries. And being left footed, he could allow United to send in in-swinging deliveries from both sides of the pitch. The question is whether he can adapt to life in the Premier League, if he could I think he’d be perfect to link up with Marcus Rashford.

Harry Maguire’s first season in the red of Manchester saw United go from the 11th best defence in the league to the 3rd best, but Ole Gunnar Solskjær wants to be number one. Like with Sancho, I think United shouldn’t beat around the bush and move directly for Dayot Upamecano, but with the Frenchman signing a new deal until 2023, he might not be available right away.

A good alternative could be Sevilla’s Diego Carlos. The 27 year old Brazilian has risen to prominence under Julian Lopetegui, using his pace to cover the attacking wing backs and impressive passing range to build out from the back. Another name linked has been Pau Torres, but with just 36 La Liga games at 23, he could be a little inexperienced.

A lower risk signing would be Lille’s Gabriel. The 22 year old would reportedly cost around 30 million pounds and would allow funds to be saved for areas that need heavier reinforcement.

And finally, defensive midfield.

Despite Nemanja Matic’s good form in 2020, he’s no spring chicken and looking for a long term
replacement for the Serbian would be smart. And whilst Ole has options at the club in Jimmy Garner or Scott McTominay, it’s unfair to put that burden on a 19 year old and a box-to-box midfielder.

Therefore, in my eyes, the perfect replacement would be Declan Rice. The 21 year old has come on in leaps and bounds after just his second season playing in defensive midfield and he looked excellent after the restart, where he operated as the defensive midfielder of the pivot, allowing Thomas Soucek to join the attack. Rice has all the attributes to be a top level defensive midfielder. But as good as he is defensively, I think he’s even better in possession. With the ball he’s extremely calm, especially when he’s inside his own box when a lot of players panic. He really would be perfect for Manchester United in defensive midfield.

But anyway guys what do you think? Who should Manchester United sign in the summer transfer window?

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Statman Dave
Statman Dave:
WHO SHOULD UNITED SIGN?
Michael Flores
Michael Flores:
Never knew Mata was so informative about potential signings
José Van mourinho
José Van mourinho:
United can easily be a title contender in 2 years. (So 4 transfer windows)
Here is how:

Attack:
Get Sancho 100%. He is key. With 4 (potentialy) world class attackers you are strong enough in attack.

Midfield:
Get Donny van de Beek and Ndidi.
I am an Ajax supporter who watches every game.
I can tell you that he offers a skill set no one else has at united.
He is like muller in finding spaces and short passes and a good finisher up close. Great for breaking down low blocks.
(Btw: for the people who think he is a possible 6 or 8. He is 100% a 10.
He can play 8 but that’s not where his strengths are.)
Ajax would probably let him go for €40/€45m.
(Grealish is overpriced)

Ndidi fits the matic roll perfectly long term. He will cost around €80/90m but he is definitely worth it IMO.

Defense: Get tagliafico and Škriniar. Škriniar is not really in conte’s plans as seen by his minutes. Conte is interested in Smalling. Do Smalling + €30/40m and you probably could get Škriniar who is an excellent defender.

Tagliafico: Quality leftback defensively and Attack with some great attributes.
Ajax would accept €25/30m

Keeper: Give Henderson a new contract



Overal this team would cost max €320m
Spread out of 2 years that would be €160m per year.
ManU should be able to afford that with champions league football etc.
Especially with player sales: (Smalling), Jones, Mata, Rojo, Lingard, Pereira, Dalot

Let’s pray🤞🏻


Ps: Theo Hernandez from Ac Milan would be my dream left back. Great in the build-up. Fast. Good physical. Great crosses. Excellent dribbler, passer of the ball and has a great touch.
If you can get Alaba 100 million% buy him
Nuclear Atoms
Nuclear Atoms:
Man Dave is really frustrated with the in and off Sancho deal!!!
Zack Marin
Zack Marin:
Let's get this party started Woodward.
Nino Chew
Nino Chew:
Declan Rice is really good but instead of bringing him in, I would like to see Donny Van de Beek or Grealish coming. As we already have Fred, Mctominay, and James Garner to cover Matic. But we only have Lingardinho and a old Mata to rotate Bruno Fernandes. I wouldn’t want to see Bruno in the injury list after half of the next season because keep playing him every matches just like what Mctominay was in last Dec.
Nasser.H
Nasser.H:
I’m surprised how we haven’t signed anyone. We need 3-4 players that’ll take this team to the next step
Georgina
Georgina:
the McNeil signing was the most interesting one to me, a name i hadnt heard mentioned before and could have big potential - got no idea how much or how easy he would be to get. I am not optimistic theres going to be many signings though which is bs. bruno showed how much players can rejuvenate a team and this window could be a perfect opportunity to close the gap between the top2 instead theyre just going to let chelsea be the only one taking advantage of the window
Fiachra Busher
Fiachra Busher:
Pretty sure we have never spent over £150 mil net in a transfer window.
Jim Mellor
Jim Mellor:
Amazing vid!! Great mcneil idea. I’d go for Gabriel (30 mil) telles/mcneil (30 mil) rice (50/60 mil) and sancho (100-120mil) coming at under 250 million.
Ephraim Etu
Ephraim Etu:
Don't see us going for a DMF this window..
But I agree that Alex Telles as a cheap option will be welcomed. Brandon will now provide cover for AWB.
Gabriel will be good too considering his price..

Most importantly SANCHO has to join
Liam Burks
Liam Burks:
1. Jadon Sancho
2. Jadon Sancho
3. Jadon Sancho
4. Jadon Sancho
5. Jadon Sancho
Jia Diff
Jia Diff:
Would love to see these type of transfer videos made into a series with other clubs too👍
jayplayskeys
jayplayskeys:
Doesn’t Pau Torres have the highest recorded speed this season for a defender in La Liga?
Neil Lynch
Neil Lynch:
Are we sure Rice wants to go to Utd? Seems like he's got his heart set on a move to Chelsea. What about Denis Zakaria instead?
George Logan
George Logan:
Sancho and Rice would be great, I also think we need some back up for bruno in his number 10 role so he doesn't have to play every game. And Football index is amazing.
Eivind Lid
Eivind Lid:
Looking at this after Man Utds reported agreement with Alex Telles. Especially happy to see that he is a quality left-footed set piece taker. Sorely needed at United, imho. I'm also of the opinion that not ALL new signings need to be around 21 yrs of age - great to have a little spread age wise. Now let's hope the deal gets done!
Neil Luhar
Neil Luhar:
Love your statistical analysis Dave! Would’ve never have thought that McNeil could play as wing back for us. I completely agree that Solskjaer is looking for a more attacking wing back, even though Luke Shaw has been very good, you just can’t rely on him to stay fit. Ole even played Chong at left-back which I think can be genius from Ole. I would definitely expect to see Chong developed at Bremen at LB!
Daniel Mwendwa
Daniel Mwendwa:
Please sign up for the position of Director of Football for Manchester United 🙏🏾
Nipun Mahajan
Nipun Mahajan:
You please tell this to United, I'm not expecting more than 2 signings!
James Rushton
James Rushton:
spot on Dave, think Rice would be an excellent eventual replacement for Matic, it's like that role is made for him!
Daniel Nikolov
Daniel Nikolov:
Do you think that Grimaldo or Reguilon could be also good options for left back? Reguilon commits fouls more often but had a decent season. Grimaldo has been decent for the last three seasons.
FU
FU:
Sancho at 100M + 4 other players? Unlikely. Unless Utd go for a much cheaper winger.
Thomas Putt
Thomas Putt:
I love that dwight LB signing shout
Cloud9ine
Cloud9ine:
Petition for Dave to be our DOF.
ATP Synthase
ATP Synthase:
Massive shout with converting Dwight McNeil. Makes a lot of sense since Shaw naturally plays quite far up. Very versatile too. Key with our lack of attacking depth off the bench.
Pavlen Georgiev
Pavlen Georgiev:
@Statman Dave I love your videos and watch almost all of them. But it really throws me off when you start mentioning statistics. By the time I figure out what exactly you're trying to say (example: "He has more shots, than any other player, played 500 minutes or more, when starting from the bench in the last 25 games, that would exclude the 3 cup games and the 5 CL games, when playing in the top 2 to 6 leagues across the Western part of the Southern Europe". I totally made this up, but that's how it sounds to me sometimes) and then trying to see what's written - I get totally lost what your point is.

I really wish you adopt some other way of delivering key stats, that would be easy for us to understand, especially those whose native language is not English.
Nevertheless your content is great and I really enjoy it.
KayDee
KayDee:
Been begging for Declan for two years ... he's going to be really elite
Dean
Dean:
While Rice's stats may be good going forward as a DM he doesn't provide enough cover for the defense, this is proven with westhams 62 conceded goals in the league which is the 5th worse defense in the premiership.
lukey whitebread
lukey whitebread:
I think United need a left back, although with funds in the current climate and the sancho deal I feel like serviceable yet not great positions (such as lb) should be left to next year
gary byrne
gary byrne:
Would love to see sancho
& rice, which would cover 2 key positions. Unfortunately I don't think are budget or are boards negotiating tactics would be competent enough to pull it off...
Swae T
Swae T:
We need a right winger that has creativity on and off the ball to help Bruno with his risk passes and a composed center back
BLK LZT
BLK LZT:
Rice and Sancho in the same window would be amazing additions.
Harry B
Harry B:
Great video - the graphics are class and the detail in the player profiles is excellent
Olaleye Onikuyide
Olaleye Onikuyide:
Dave, we need you to tell Ed to get the checkbook out and give Dortmund the money so we can truly get this party started!

Much love! FTD Gang (now SP gang)!
Man has no name • 20 years ago
Man has no name • 20 years ago:
@Statman Dave
Hey dave do one on Teun Koopmeiners please. I believe he could be a perfect matic replacement.
Allen Sam
Allen Sam:
well sancho , gabriel , a cam, cdm would be great. A new attacking leftback would be the cherry on top
Ashley Rumajar
Ashley Rumajar:
Agree, i do really like to see McNeill plays for United.
He's capable unlocking a deep sitter teams.
Would be a huge upgrade if we sign both Sancho and McNeill.

Mine Dream transfer would be:
Jadon Sancho
Dwight McNeill
Konrad Laimer
Ibrahima Konate
Jack Grealish
Jamal Lewis

But first, SELL THE DEADWOOD.
Timmy H
Timmy H:
Honestly i’ve changed my opinion on Rice since last Summer. Defintely looks like a solid replacement and looks like a modern day Matic
Pinch Weasel
Pinch Weasel:
Might just be a stroke of genius McNeil converting to a lb! What are your thoughts on Stengs if the unthinkable happens and we don’t get Sancho...
United
United:
Hopefully a statman Dave video can finally convince United to pay up for Jadon Sancho
Dan Mufc1999
Dan Mufc1999:
Great video dave and great choices some new names in there but dont get your hopes up on getting all of them especially with the man we have in charge
Chris Fraser
Chris Fraser:
Great video, Dave. Solid analysis. Liking your McNeil shout.
Aayush Goel
Aayush Goel:
A left footed attacking mid who can play on the right. As good as sancho is, I think someone like Dybala would do wonders in this team.
Emzy
Emzy:
If we get Sancho, I doubt we could get anyone else.

But if we somehow miss Sancho:

- We could re-sign Zaha for cheap, possibly 30 - 40 Million and that's such a bargain

- I'd also rather have us sign Van De Beek for something near 40 -50 Million over that overpriced Grealish

- A back up CDM is required since Matic is aging and the current players like Fred and Scott don't seem to fit that role. Declan rice is also another ridiculously overpriced English player. The perfect replacement could be the wonderkid Sandro Tonali which we could also get on a steal since his club has just been relegated so I see a deal near £20 Million whereas, we could go in for a European proven player like Thomas Partey whose release clause is on a shockingly low £40 million for a man of his quality

- Definitely a secondary left footed LB which seems necessary for Rashford to thrive and would also provide a much more threatening competition for Luke Shaw like Reguilon or Tagliafico who should be both be near that £30 million price range

- And of course a left footed CB like Gabriel who is a much more of a ball playing centre back and is only 19 whereas Alessandro Bastoni who is in the same team as Tonali who have been relegated so we could get him for really cheap, potentially lower than £15 Million.
Azry
Azry:
Theo hernandez or Reguilon will be perfect for LB and at a reasonable price
Jensen Green
Jensen Green:
Personally I would go for Pau Torres as the CB target, he seems perfect for what we need
Angry Yinzer
Angry Yinzer:
Imagine Theo Hernandez and Marcus Rashford on the same wing 🔥
Jerin C Reji
Jerin C Reji:
I think Alex telles and Declan rice could be a good signing for united when then switch the formation to 3-4-3
Josh Parker
Josh Parker:
Dwight Mcniel as a left back would actually be great imagine if it works like Alphonso Davies, also Mcniel would class as a man united academy graduate?
daany p
daany p:
Top top video. Love the McNeil LB idea
omar eldeeb
omar eldeeb:
I appreciate the work you do very much، thank you
(From egypt)
A Homes
A Homes:
Forget Sancho, United need a manager, a CDM in the mold of Matic to replace Matic, and an attack-minded right back because AWB ain't cutting it. Meanwhile, Dalot can play right wing / wingback.
World Wide Reds Show
World Wide Reds Show:
Declan Rice seems nailed on for Chelsea, wouldn’t mind him at United though. My preference there would be NDIDI or Partey. What do you think about those 2 at CDM Dave?
Abhay Kharoo
Abhay Kharoo:
Get it done was the highlight. Well done Dave.
Paboy Korta
Paboy Korta:
Kounde, will be a brilliant singing .he is amazingly good. Has pace ,good on the ball and young
RellLifeMedia
RellLifeMedia:
You had me up until Declan Rice. A better and much cheaper option would be Konrad Laimer from LB Leipzeg. A pressing machine and very comfortable infront of the CB's
Vyasraj Vaidya
Vyasraj Vaidya:
I think OGS should convert Luke Shaw into a Left CB because of his agility and then buy a left-full-back to support Williams. Then a RW to support Martial and Van de Beek to support Fernandes.
daniel
daniel:
9:15 not a good time to mention that haha, he conceded a pen against traore yesterday.
Ameya Gawde
Ameya Gawde:
Statman Dave would you like to be director of football??? I would love it if it was you pulling the moves. Luv the vid!!
Sebastian Marquez
Sebastian Marquez:
Definitely Sancho, after that maybe Alex Telles or tagliafico, Defensive midfield i think Rice does the job but no way we are getting all this anyways😂. We could sign Sancho if the astros aline and god decides to put a little bit of inteligence in woodward
Christopher Figueroa
Christopher Figueroa:
We gotta Raid Woodward’s house to make him sign players
Dhruv Chawla
Dhruv Chawla:
Who's the 5th player? You mentioned only 4 - sancho, telles/mcneil, gabriel/upemecano/Diego Carlos and Rice
shai A
shai A:
Your knowledge is impressive you should look to work for a club in some capacity would love to see the vlogs and would be an amazing use of this talent
Jeremy Lee
Jeremy Lee:
Man United should sign Dave as a scout/game analyser.
Peter Silski
Peter Silski:
I would love to see Alex Telles at lb, far more well rounded than McNeil or Shaw
Kian Coleman
Kian Coleman:
Declan Rice is a must , i think a deal with him is more important than the Sancho deal, just my opinion tho keep up the good work❤️
linous
linous:
For last weeks I just can‘t oversee David Alaba as the perfect player for Manchester United in the current Situation. Since they need to sign Sancho their funds will definitely be pretty small. Therefore a player which can fill multiple needed roles would be perfect. Alaba can play either as a left-back or as a centre-back (he‘s left footed) and even in some cases in midfield. Having said that Alaba also ist desperate for a new challenge which United could offer him in the Premier League. In addition, based on his ability to play in multiple positions, they could guarantee him a starting place! But maybe it‘s just because I‘m Austrian and would love to see him at the club:) Thanks gor all the great Videos! Keep up the good work!!
FC United Forever
FC United Forever:
OMG just so you know, Dwight is a former youth player... I'd love to see him back @ Utd , good talent but very raw.... deadly left foot and free kicker... as a defender ..... are u smoking something funny lol ... good going foward, dribbling but too easily depressed
Monster JB
Monster JB:
As a Chelsea fan I see these episodes and think "Damn they could be scary good"
Praga
Praga:
Man utd are so incompetent with transfers for such a big club, it is so frustrating
Maverick
Maverick:
Sancho and Rice would be perfect 👌
Ritesh Singh
Ritesh Singh:
I would love to see Adama traore(RW) and Ruben Neves(CDM)
racegod09
racegod09:
I’m thinking Tarkovski is a CB that we should also consider as he’s already got experience and proven in the prem.
The Cardmonger
The Cardmonger:
Hey man honestly I think victor lindelof has done a bang up job this season and I think he's a good partner for Maguire!
PgTrym91 On Social media
PgTrym91 On Social media:
I heard a Norwegian striker / left winger was scouted that has been really impressive
Abhiram Athavale
Abhiram Athavale:
Don't agree with you on the left back requirement part but, declan rice, sancho and Gabriel all in one season will make United strong enough to compete for the title!
Josh Song
Josh Song:
Other than Sancho, Alex Telles would be the best signing for Utd. Therefore I expect them not to sign him.
sriram karthik
sriram karthik:
United should sign an additional CB and allow Lindelof to play defensive midfield, the way Marquinhos does for PSG
Sujay Dubey
Sujay Dubey:
Awww, but Rice's heart beats for Lampard, Mount and Chelsea..!!
Matt Riddet
Matt Riddet:
I would take Dwight McNeil as a backup for Rashford instead of a left back and would take Alex Tellis as are first choice left back
Dean Green
Dean Green:
Pretty sure Torres completed the fastest CB run in la liga this season just gone, he can shift when he needs to.
Abhimanyu Singh
Abhimanyu Singh:
Please do Real Madrid's signing recommendations.
Sphamandla Linda Nhlengethwa
Sphamandla Linda Nhlengethwa:
Hey statman incredible video which team in Europe would jorgino fit into and compliment since Chelsea have tranfer listed him I think he is one of the best passers in the premier league
Sam Baxter
Sam Baxter:
Great video. Love the options but sadly man united are not capable of getting deals done.
Rikin Shah
Rikin Shah:
My 5 player picks in the transfer window.

Sancho (RW) or Ismaila Sarr (if we can't get Sancho)

Telles for (LB)

Zakaria or Bennacer (DMF)

Malang Sarr or Gabriel (CB)

Grealish or VDB (MF)
tito tata
tito tata:
Since utd's creativity depends on midfielders,ole needs attacking fullbacks so they may have outlets down the flanks when the opponents look to overload the central areas.
Myat Tun
Myat Tun:
Anyone more excited about getting Declan Rice more than Sancho? Idk why I find CDM more important in the modern game than wingers. Up for debate ahaha
Mohsin Khan
Mohsin Khan:
Forget about new signings until we are able to move the dead wood from our team which is worth 60-70 million pounds.
Werner Tukker
Werner Tukker:
We’ll sign no one all window long, just to pick up another Fellaini on the last day. So frustrating to en a United fan.

Piss Sancho off, and get Adama instead. hey Ruben Nevez! Van der Beek, as cover for Bruno. Probably almost get all 3 for a fraction more than what we’d pay for Sancho.
United need to stop being bullied by other clubs and pay over the top for players just not worth that money. Plus, Sancho wanted Liverpool. Doesn’t seem like he’d come for the badge, but the cash. We know how those end.
Anyways, I’m just rambling. Hope I’m wrong
Tony Martial
Tony Martial:
Theo Hernandez at Milan could maybe also be an option for a new attacking left back
Reku Blitz
Reku Blitz:
IMAGINE Alex Telles going to United!!! I'd be sooo happy!
Joshua Onovo
Joshua Onovo:
Jadon Sancho
McNeil/Telles
Upamencano/Gabriel
Declan Rice


The options are all so perfect. Sancho and Rice non-negotiable tho if we really want to sort out those positions long term. With good negotiations, we could have them all (one for each position) for the right price and also offload some players to reduce the net spend.
mustafa abdullahi
mustafa abdullahi:
Statman dave should replace Ed Woodward
Dean Green
Dean Green:
For me it would have to be

- Sancho
- Grealish
- Pau Torres
- A solid CDM (Id love to see Zakariah but doubtful)
- Backup RB (Aaron’s would be decent)
Benji Danquah
Benji Danquah:
Sancho is no.1 priority! (Lozano as an alternative), Partey, VDB and Alex Telles
neil tulloch
neil tulloch:
Utd should sign thomas partey, van de beek, sancho, and another cb with pace to complement maguire
Nikhil Mishra
Nikhil Mishra:
We need 3 players.. sancho, 1 left footed CB and 1 defensive midfielder. As for bissaka if sancho is there then dalot can also be used in few matches to give bissaka some breather. Ship out deadwood such as smalling, jones, etc.

Next season, a cover for bruno. As bruno is substituted, the quality drop is visible in the play. And sell lingard next season so as to buy grealish.
Naryan Virk
Naryan Virk:
Dave, if u got connects with United is it possible that u could talk to the club?
Pacific Dream
Pacific Dream:
Let's get these transfers started. C'mon Woodward