Bayern Munich

Manchester United: These 5 major players to come in and a quintet of departures needed if United want quick return to the top.


Bayern was perfect gauge

There has been so much talk about a massive overhaul, the £200 million transfer spend, and other perhaps slightly exaggerated projections for Manchester United over the next year.

But the match against Bayern Munich really provided the perfect barometer. It told David Moyes exactly where Manchester United are and where the bar currently sits.

Actually Manchester United didn’t measure up too badly. Defensively, at any rate, they held their own.

Moving forward Manchester United will definitely need to buy a left full-back in the summer.

But talk about needing to spend huge amounts on the centre of the defence is wider the mark. Because, based on last night’s performance, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are the future of Manchester United’s defence.

With Johnny Evans also providing mature quality Manchester United may not need to compensate for the losses of the Vidic and Rio Ferdinand with two new names.

One more centre back would be ideal however and, out wide, someone like Luke Shaw could provide the perfect option for Manchester United over the next decade.

It’s really the midfield that needs to be looked at. Two wingers and two central midfielders should be the priority for David Moyes this summer. That’s where Manchester united are really weak.

Antonio Valencia gave a sterling performance last night and we would keep him in the squad. But Manchester United need another a-lister for right midfield. Lucas Moura or Andros Townsend would be ideal acquisitions.

Adnan Januzaj is a thrilling young player and will continue to improve next year – potentially on the left flank. But we think that, ultimately, he will be a number 10. So, although not an absolute priority, another left-winger would be nice.

And Manchester United cannot be a top team again if they don’t have two new, charismatic central midfielders. Ross Barkley would be the dream acquisition but he will stay at Everton for at least another year. Kroos and Reus would be just the tonic to add drive, guile and goals.

Any top team will always be looking for additional strikers but Manchester United are pretty well covered here. Any additions would depend on strikers leaving the club first. But there isn’t too much wrong with the attacking array of Mata, Kagawa, Hernandez, Rooney, Welbeck and RvP.

BUY – Shaw, Iñigo Martínez, Kroos, Reus, Townsend

SELL – Nani, Young, Cleverley, Fellaini , Buttner

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  1. stewart

    Apr 11, 2014 at 6:47 am

    just sell fellani !

    • Alpha

      Apr 11, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Moyes should try and buy tony kross

  2. Imran

    Apr 11, 2014 at 9:35 am

    I hope United somehow manage to pull off deals for Toni Kroos, Marco Reus, Carvalho, Mangala, Shaw and Garay.
    I would dearly love to sign Hummels instead of Garay, but i highly doubt Dortmand will sell us Reus & Hummels together unless Kagawa is offered!
    To be honest though, i won’t be to disappointed if we fail to sign any of the above so called “£200m targets” especially after the transfer mess last summer.
    Please sell Cleverly, Buttner, Young, Welbeck, Nani and Kagawa.
    Finally, i’m very disappointed with Fellaini but believe that everyone deserves a opportunity to put things right!

  3. Lewis Sanderson

    Apr 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I think united need to sell fellaini young nani cleverley buttner evra Hernandez and buy shaw mangala or garay and hummels. Reus Toni Kroos gundogan Townsend and cavani or Suarez don’t know if Suarez would join but still would be good buy

  4. wootton

    Apr 11, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    nani and chicha must stay bcoz they are future stars.

  5. Dare Dare

    Apr 11, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Manchester united does not need suarez but reus,shaw,hummel and kroos and they should not sell any body exept young

  6. saif

    Apr 16, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Untd need 2 sell young welbk clevery § buttner but nani hs a gud player § let him fought 4 hs position § 4 buyng krooz shaw whyl chech no wea 2 go out off old trafd

  7. Sorbertus

    May 8, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    To me it will be a dispointment if man U is not buy any gud player like gundongan,reus,hummel,kross,barkley,shaw and sell player like young,butter,clevery,vidic,evra,fellaini.that £200 million is too much you need to buy the best why not man united who will buy the best….this is what i want to see next season…

  8. okia ibrahim

    May 17, 2014 at 11:40 am

    lucas mora-psg
    david luis-chease
    alex sanch-barca

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