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How Manchester United could spend £138m in next 4 weeks


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It’s been a really positive preseason for Manchester United and the root and branch changes in playing personnel, that some had believed necessary, probably won’t be required on this evidence.

Manchester United beat the champions of Europe aswell as their arch rivals Liverpool. United were easily the most competent team in the competition and the new formation is working beautifully.

But money will surely be spent. And here’s how we think it needs spending, with all of the below linked to United of late (click names for transfer links to United).

Juan Cuadrado – he won’t be easy to acquire, but top players generally aren’t. With Barcelona sniffing around the brilliant Colombian may prefer Spain. But Manchester United could well be in a position to offer Fiorentina more cash for the player. He would be a sensational addition at right wingback. The Guardian says he would cost £31m.

Mats Hummels – the media has been banging on about this deal for a good couple of months now but it does make a lot of sense for Manchester United. The current defence did pretty well in America but Manchester United could really use a world class addition in the heart of their defence. Recent reports suggested Hummels had agreed to join in a £16m deal but Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp scoffed at the price.

Thomas Vermaelen – Although Barcelona are supposedly interestd in this guy too we think he could well be destined for a Manchester United side that will likely need more than one new arrival in the centre back positions. £10m is the mooted price for this dude.

Arturo Vidal – The latest reports show Vidal having fun with his Juventus team mates in what much of the press has seen as a portent of his desire to stay in Italy. The longer it drags on the less likely a mega move, for around £47m seems. Will Manchester United hold out for Strootman?

Memphis Depay – Explosive. Pure danger. The Dutch Ronaldo. Manchester United could use more pace and trickery and this guy is the man, for our money, at around £17m.

Daley Blind – Luke Shaw has been lovely to watch in preseason. He’s going to be a world class player. But he will need some help. If Ashley Young isn’t deemed sufficient then Daley Blind would be a super addition at around £17m.

TOTAL £138m

Manchester United fans: which players would you most like to see arriving at Old Trafford this month?




  1. Ayo amme

    Aug 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Please, first signing we need is Arture Vidal please

  2. joel

    Aug 5, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    The players are ok but Ed Woodwards is taken so much time to seal deal for the club. his delays is exposing the players to the interest of other clubs thereby creating so much hype

  3. Omo Lee

    Aug 5, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I will like Van Gaal to get Juan Cuadrado by all means, Mats Hummels, Daley Blind, Memphis Depay and if possible Thomas Vermaelen, it is better to get off from Vidal, I dont know why Van Gaal cannot even get anyone from his Netherland squard

  4. Omo Lee

    Aug 5, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    It is better to look elsewhere, Vidal will not come to Man United, Juv. will not sell him, it is better to sign another player, Arda Turan is a better player, I hope Van Gaal will go for this well tallented player before another team go for him and maybe tempt Marco Reus with a huge amount of Money

  5. emmydon

    Aug 5, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    where is my di maria?delete depay name and fix maria there.vidal is injury prone,arda is a beta player.someone says why van gaal hasnt bot any playa frm his world cup squad,how abt that idea?shit happens!

  6. K.Joseph

    Aug 5, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Get Us Hummels,Cuadrado,Blind, Mephis,Rues & We Forget Vidal For Only 3months Come January Kevin Strootman Will Be Available & Yerning For A Man United Move.

  7. Osipitan Olalekan

    Aug 6, 2014 at 4:23 am

    They are good player, Mats Hummels, Daley Blind, Memphis Depay and Arturo Vidal is very important in centre meldfed, but why Ed Woodwards is taken so much time to seal deal for the club. his delays is exposing the players to the interest of other clubs.

  8. dean

    Aug 6, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Forget Vidal get Carvalho, hummels and Vermaelen maybe depay but we don’t need attackers we have some great players in the youth it’s time to use them

  9. lorenzo lamass

    Aug 6, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I believe Van Gaal knows what is best for the club n he is working hard towards it, so pls lets give him time n all the support. Surely he add or sign some more players b4 the end of the transfer window…. UNITED 4 EVER

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