Manchester United fans here in the Tavern will be praying that their side can compete with Manchester City next season after failing to assert their dominance.
The Red Devils failed to assert their dominance in Europe this season as they were knocked out by Spanish side Sevilla, with many of our local residents feeling extremely disappointed.
So, Jose Mourinho will need to start looking at potential additions before the end of the month, as pre-season will be key when it comes to challenging for silverware in the next campaign.
And, with the Portuguese boss seeking a defensive overhaul, it looks as if a number of players will be making their way to Old Trafford this summer.
With that in mind, Manchester United must complete these TWO transfer deals before the end of June…
Left-back has been a problem position for Manchester United in recent times, with Ashley Young being the only quality outlet in that position, as the likes of Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian have all failed to impress during their time at Old Trafford.
Ryan Bertrand was one of Southampton’s most reliable performers this season as he continues to establish himself as one of the best full-backs in the whole of English football. And, there’s no doubt that the Englishman would provide more attacking thrust on the left-hand side and would be a suitable long-term replacement for the ageing Ashley Young.
The Croatian international managed to make 36 appearances in all competitions this season, with three assists to show for his efforts.
Although, with the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro all ahead of him in the pecking order, it looks as if he may be on his way out of the exits at some point this summer.
At 24 years of age, swapping Real Madrid for Manchester United and an increased amount of playing time would be a very attractive proposition, with the chance to progress under one of the world’s best managers.
Also, with Paul Pogba’s future currently surrounded with doubt, perhaps United will look to Mateo Kovacic as the perfect Nemanja Matic partner and Paul Pogba’s replacement.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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