Manchester United are set to be extra busy in the transfer window this summer, with the club set to seal their record breaking £750million kit deal with Adidas in the coming weeks.
Louis van Gaal spent close to £150million during his first summer in charge at Old Trafford, and has already added his fellow countryman Memphis Depay to the ranks for another £25million before the window has even opened.
It seems nobody can match the Red Devils when it comes to spending power, which is one of the reasons the Champions League returners have been linked with a massive £85million move for Real Madrid misfit Gareth Bale.
But here we have identified five alternatives that are capable of doing just as good a job – and for a fraction of the price.
Click on Louis van Gaal to reveal 5 players Manchester United should sign instead of Gareth Bale