With just one week until this summer’s World Cup comes to a conclusion, transfer activity across Europe is likely to heat up after the World Cup final. Manchester United will have identified their remaining transfer targets a long time ago, but they will have to act fast in order to secure their signatures.
Louis van Gaal’s inspiring World Cup run will surely shake-off any worries the world’s elite players will have about the clubs temporary absence from European football. But whilst van Gaal is preoccupied with the Netherlands, Ed Woodward has been hard at work, having already secured the services of Shaw and Herrera. It was clear for all to see that Manchester United were in desperate need of finding a replacement for Patrice Evra, and the addition of a traditional centre-midfielder; Woodward duly delivered.
The hard work really starts when van Gaal and Woodward unite in Manchester in a weeks time. The squad is still depleted in certain areas, but Dwight Yorke’s claim that Manchester United require another FIVE signings is rather far-fetched. We are blessed with attacking options; and with Herrera, Carrick, Mata, Kagawa, Cleverly, Fellaini and Jones all capable of playing centrally, splashing out £50m on another CM could be money better spent elsewhere.
With Vidic and Ferdinand leaving, we haven’t just lost two world-class defenders, we have lost leaders. Manchester United need to find a defender (and a character) to fill that void. If that wasnt hard enough, a goal scoring winger would give us back the dynamism we have really been lacking.
In summary; I don’t believe we are in the desperate position Yorke claims we are in. An experienced/vocal centre back and a direct winger will reignite our chances of competing for major honours this upcoming season.
My preferred signings: Di Maria and Hummels
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