It seems a long time, to them anyway, since our Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern have had genuine thoughts of winning the title. In the post-Fergie era, United have blatantly struggled to adjust, even half a decade on.
If it wasn’t for local rivals Man City’s unbelievable campaign, the Red Devils would surely be in the mix for the top prize in English football this campaign. Despite this, United under Jose Mourinho are having undoubtedly their best season in the Premier League since they last won it in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final campaign in charge in 2013.
Still, for Mourinho and his men to level up further next season, many of the regulars in the back room feel they need a couple quality players in to strengthen certain key areas of the pitch.
With incomings, there is always going to be outgoings within the squad and Ed Woodward alongside Mourinho have to see who to move on for the better of the squad. Deadwood needs to be shredded and for the club to grow and evolve, our landlord feels that these TWO players need to go in the summer…
The Dutch defender is a useful squad player to have around but now doesn’t really add anything in terms of quality to the team, and he could be easily replaced with a higher quality of player. If Mourinho has true desires to bring the Premier League trophy back to Old Trafford, then selling Blind and bringing in a back up to Antonio Valencia would be two very smart moves.
Linked with a move away over the course of the January window, it’s hard to see the former Ajax man having much of a future at the Theatre of Dreams.
The United left-back has been given numerous chances with the last two managers to show what he is capable of, yet he always fails to live up to his hype despite somewhat of a resurgence in the early part of the calendar year.
This season United have looked weak in the left back position, with make-do former winger turned full-back, Ashley Young luckily churning out some decent displays. Shaw has once again largely failed to show up this season and time must be ticking for the former Southampton man at Old Trafford.
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