Manchester United look set to be the closest contenders to rivals City this season and without such form from their city neighbours, they might well be calling themselves champions this term.
However, it is not going to be for Jose Mourinho’s men, who will be hoping to snatch the Champions League with a bit of luck and add yet another trophy to the cabinet under the Portuguese manager, after delivering no less than three last term.
Here at the Tavern on what has been a snowy and bitterly cold week, our landlord has been having a good old chat with some of the Red Devils fans about the summer, and just what we might expect to see in terms of transfer activity at Old Trafford.
With a squad now heavy on talent, there’s bound to be some players Mourinho wants to get rid of, and one such player who our landlord thinks could be shown the door is defender Daley Blind.
A few niggling injuries and a lack of form, plus Mourinho’s preference for other options, have left Blind on the periphery of the first team at Old Trafford, and the Dutchman will no doubt class himself as too good a player to be warming the bench week in week out.
Blind will be in demand if he is available though, and United will be able to command a hefty fee for their man. With United no doubt looking to add more world class talent come the summer, Blind could very well be one of the first shown the exit door come June.
United fans, what do you think? Will Blind leave? Let us know in the comments!
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