The general consensus amongst our Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern is that everything is starting to come to boil rather nicely for Louis van Gaal and his Old Trafford philosophy.
Having qualified for the Champions League again at the first attempt under their incoming Dutch manager, the rebuilding process has began and you feel that United will finish much closer to the likes of Chelsea next season with van Gaal a year wiser in English football.
When you also consider that United have already managed to prise away one the most exciting young players in world football in Memphis Depay, you can understand the excitement that is starting to build around the Red Devils’ 2015/16 campaign.
You’d imagine that United will manage to negotiate the Champions League play-off round with relative ease but in order to hit the ground running and not give any impetus to their title rivals, some more squad strengthening simply has to take place you feel.
United’s spine could still do with some improvements with David De Gea’s future reportedly elsewhere and Chris Smalling anything but the finished article despite improving towards the latter part of the 2014/15 campaign.
Ahead of that, Daley Blind and Ander Herrera impressed while you’ll always know you’ll get from Wayne Rooney but Robin van Persie needs a good start to 2015/16 to prove he isn’t finished as a world class striker just yet.
All of this has got us thinking just who are the transfer targets that Manchester United simply cannot afford to lose out on this summer?
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 transfer targets Manchester United can’t afford to lose out on this summer.