It was reported over the weekend Manchester United now have their sights on three major targets.
Apart from the Luke Shaw deal, which fans will hope to be close to completion, the new Manchester United boss apparently wants to bring a German trio to the club this summer.
Bastian Schweinsteiger – at 29 he would perhaps only represent a short to medium-term solution but what a player. It was his goal, of course, which got Munchen the one all draw at Old Trafford in the spring.
His ability to score goals as well his is all round midfield play is what makes him such a valuable asset.
He’s played over 100 times for Germany and scored over 20 goals for his country. His club career has been, if anything, even more sparkling.
We have always maintained that Manchester United should be investing in young players who can improve over the next five years and form the backbone of the really great team.
But it is commonly accepted that you need a blend of youth and experience to be a really top side and Schweinsteiger will offer the latter in bucket loads.
Thomas Muller – the top scorer at the last World Cup isn’t even an out and out centre forward. He can play in various positions – as an attacking midfielder, a number 10 or a number nine, as well as on the flanks. His adaptability and consistency, at such a young age, makes him a good target for Manchester United, although whether they need another player of that ilk is highly debatable.
Mats Hummels – this one would be a great signing. He’s 25, in the prime of this career and is already an established Germany international. He’s a really solid defender with pace and decent feet.
So let’s see how Manchester United could lineup with these three potential arrivals:
Manchester United (4-2-3-1) – De Gea, Shaw, Hummels, Jones, Rafa – Schweinsteiger, Carrick – Muller, Rooney, Januzaj – RvP