Manchester United just cannot seem to breach those top four places, and look to be heavily relying on the Europa League to obtain a Champions League spot for next year.
Jose Mourinho has already delivered one trophy, so if he can win Europe’s second biggest competition and finish top six, then he will deem it as a successful season in his first year in charge.
This summer will no doubt once again see United delve into the transfer market, adding to their huge outlay of over £300m over the last couple of years.
However, our landlord has been speaking to the United fans propping up the bar here in the Tavern this week, and one player who he thinks could do the business is £11.9m-rated Spanish winger Iker Muniain.
The 24-year-old has long been touted as one of the brightest young stars on the continent, and is now approaching an age where his next move in football will be crucial for his career.
Muniain has bags of pace and is full of the skills needed to make a successful wide player in the Premier League, and the Bilbao man might well savour a move to Old Trafford.
Mourinho will no doubt be in the hunt for further attacking options after lamenting some of his back up strikers and attacking midfielders this season, and the Spaniard could be the sort of player he needs to be buying.
Bilbao have been lucky enough to stave off interest for Muniain since he was a teenager, but if United come calling, they could well struggle to keep hold of their star man.
Man United fans, what do you think to this? Would you welcome Muniain to the club? Let us know in the comments!
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