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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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