Our Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are braced for a very important few months that could determine the direction of the club over the next few years.
That may seem drastic, of course, particularly with United’s spending power and reputation but if things do not go well over the coming months it could make things more difficult than they need to be.
For sure, United need to qualify for next season’s Champions League if they are to carry on in the right direction under Jose Mourinho as well as, possibly, to keep hold of their best players.
Spanish outlet AS is claiming, in fact, that Real Madrid are keen on bringing in David De Gea in the summer in a move that could seriously set United back.
They’ll be hoping a top four finish can help deter that, of course, but our landlord thinks that might not be enough.
That in mind, then, here are two reasons why the Spaniard will be off this summer…