After the news on the weekend that suggested Louis van Gaal fully backs the decision for Manchester United to re-sign former hero Cristiano Ronaldo (who wouldn’t?), we’re stepping back from this particular Red Devils rumour while concentrating on a few of the others bubbling under the surface.
Last week, Metro sensationally reported that United had agreed terms on a January deal to sign Bayern Munich superstar Arjen Robben with the Dutchman allegedly falling out with team-mate Robert Lewandowski.
With United currently sitting second in the Premier League table and trailing leaders Leicester City by a single point, to sign somebody of the calibre of Robben in the New Year would give the Red Devils an incredible boost and extra belief that they can indeed win the title this term.
Elsewhere, Metro also reported yesterday that Louis van Gaal is keen on making a £25 million bid for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino.
Missing out on a switch to Tottenham on summer transfer deadline day, Berahino was a second-half substitute in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal with Tony Pulis perhaps getting used to life without the England Under-21 international with club record signing Salomon Rondon preferred from the start.
With both Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial missing from Saturday’s victory over Watford, van Gaal was forced to hand a place on the bench to 17-year-old academy striker Marcus Rashford with the Red Devils’ options very limited up top.
So with these rumours doing the rounds at the minute, how would Robben and Berahino fit into United’s starting eleven in January? They may look something like this according to our punters by the bar!
Click on the image below to reveal the dream Manchester United XI including Arjen Robben and Saido Berahino.