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£50m double swoop puts Manchester United ever close to rivals City and Liverpool: Opinion

£50m double swoop puts Manchester United ever close to rivals City and Liverpool: Opinion

The hard work starts now for Manchester United and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who will be desperate for a successful summer as he looks to overhaul his squad.

Plenty of player movement is expected at Old Trafford as Solskjaer gets to work on weeding out his squad, while he will also be on the lookout for a host of potential players to join the ranks and improve what has been a struggling United squad for some time now.

While there are bound to be a whole host of rumours over the summer, some of which will be taken with a pinch of salt, one of the big stories of this week has seen United linked with a £50m move for Crystal Palace duo Aaron Wan-Bisssaka and Patrick Van Aanholt, who enjoyed fine campaigns for the Eagles last year.

Both players could be exactly what United need if they are to get back to the days of playing attacking and free flowing football, and much like Pep Guardiola has done across the city, Solskjaer could well choose to place big emphasis on having capable attacking full-backs in his team.

Former Chelsea man Van Aanholt is the more experienced of the two, but has really come of age in the last 18 months, while Wan-Bissaka has been a revelation since making the step into the Palace first team this season and never looking back.

United need to establish an identity in their play again and ensure teams fear coming to Old Trafford rather than relishing it, and the signings of young attacking full-backs like this would be a massive step in the right direction.

Both players possess blistering pace and can get amongst the goals, and while defensively they might have work to do, that is something the United coaching staff would well work on and improve.

United fans, what do you think? Would you sign the duo? Let us know in the comments!

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