Now that Ole has bagged the permanent job, the club and the manager can look forward to building a more complete team in the managers eyes. There are many things still left which needs to be sorted out, before United jump into the transfer market.
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A director of football needs to be appointed, the excess dead weight needs to be shipped out, the current players need to be tied down to a new deal. United’s wage bill amongst the highest in the country if not the highest, and that needs to be reduced considerably before they add to the squad.
There are upto six players who are rumored to be heading out in the summer, namely, Herrera, Mata, Valencia, Rojo, Darmian, and Sanchez. Ole has clearly stated those who are deemed important will be kept and the rest will be shown the door.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is one of the four prime potential candidates to be brought to the club with Valencia departing, Bissaka can come into the plot and solve the right back issue for the next ten years along with Dalot.
Ashley Young, no matter how impressive he’s been, is starting to falter and those mistakes are costly, even if they’re invisible to the naked idea.
With Herrera departing, United need to look for an able midfielder to replace him, although Fred is the prime candidate to do that job, United would like to look around to keep another option in the frame.
Saul, Ndombele, Rabiot, Coutinho, all have been looked at, but the rumors haven’t been that concrete to point towards a particular direction.
Jadon Sancho is the number one target for the summer, as United look to settle their front three for the next ten years. They’ve kept aside £100 million for him, as United are dead serious to bring him in.
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Another wing option United are looking at is Callum Hudson Odoi, who could leave in the summer, if Chelsea have their transfer ban appealed, and they get the chance to stock up talent.
Bruno Fernandes, is another target United are appeared to be after, as he seems to be a direct replacement for Mata. With the departing Mata providing the only creative spark from midfield, Bruno Fernandes could be the player to be brought in.
Ryan Sessegnon, is another name United have been linked with, but the possibility is not very likely as he’s on top of many transfer lists for other clubs.
Kalidou Koulibaly, is the top centre back option United are looking to bring in, but the latest statements issued by Napoli, doesn’t seem to be good news for the club.
United were already certain they’d have to pay a figure close to £100 million, but the release clause in Koulibaly’s contract would make him the most expensive defender, eclipsing and doubling the figure paid for Van Dijk by Liverpool in 2017.
Manchester United's possible summer window:
Departures: Valencia, Darmian, Rojo, Herrera, Mata, Sanchez
New arrivals: Jadon Sancho, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane/Kalidou Koulibaly, Declan Rice.
— Devils of United (@DevilsOfUnited) April 4, 2019
Milan Skriniar, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane are also the ones United have been keeping tabs on. But it’s going to be tough for United to bring in a top class centre back, because Ole cannot mount a genuine title charge with the shambolic options he’s got at his disposal.