A Manchester United XI – with the 5 new mooted signings
You would need a crystal ball to know exactly what transfers Manchester United will complete this summer.
Even the big man, LVG, probably doesn’t know exactly which deals will come off before September 2.
But latest reports have linked Manchester United with at least five more super signings this summer.
Manchester United could be competition with Barcelona for three of them so there is absolutely no guarantee that they will all be snared.
And United fans will hope that the new manager’s obvious ties with the Holland squad, plus his general attractiveness as a manager, will put United in pole position for several of these major signings.
The defence could be well be complimented by Stefan de Vrij, Daley Blind and Mats Hummels, with Thomas Vermaelen another potential recruit.
There is also talk of speed demon Juan Cuadrado and the sensational goalscoring midfield general Arturo Vidal gracing the engine room.
The great thing about Cuadrado is that he can play as a right-wing back or a winger so he can adapt to whichever formation Louis van Gaal fancies at the time.
With Cuadrado on one side and Luke Shaw on the other Manchester United will have fantastic mobility on the flanks again.
And we think that Vidal is a must buy because he would add so much competitive instinct to a midfield which is sorely lacking dynamism and the warrior instinct.
So if the best of these purchases are made we think Manchester United could line up like this next season – a blinding array of skill, pace, power and the unpredictable – plus the usual suspects up top to gobble up all those chances.
United fans, let us know your thoughts.
Manchester United (3-5-2): De Gea, Shaw, Jones, Hummels, De Vrij, Cuadrado, Herrera, Vidal, Mata, Rooney, RvP
Subs: Blind, Welbeck ,Kagawa ,Januzaj, Valencia, Rafael, EvansFollow @soccersweep10