A lot has been said about Manchester United in recent days, but the main story surrounding the Red Devils involves their targets for the upcoming transfer windows. It’s not a secret that the Premier League giants haven’t had the best start to the season and that has set the alarms on at Old Trafford.
While some say they need to appoint a new manager and sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, others believe some reinforcements need to be signed as soon as possible. Perhaps it’s both, but it doesn’t look like Solskjaer is going somewhere else right now, even after the club had the worst start to the season in 30 years and they sit just two points above the relegation zone.
Now, the Daily Mail report the club’s officials have targeted two strikers, two central midfielders, a central defender and a left-back in an ambitious revamp.
United have spent almost £1billion since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, but ever since then, their results haven’t been the most desired. This past summer they landed Harry Maguire, one of the best defenders in England at this moment, but he hasn’t had any impact on the team so far.
The closest transfer window comes in January and Manchester are aware that they need to reinforce their ranks as soon as possible. There is a desire to add two new strikers to ease the burden on Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, with Juventus veteran Mario Mandzukic and Moussa Dembele at Lyon being on the radar of the club.
On the midfield, United was linked with Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez last year but they never struck a deal for him. Leicester City’s James Maddison is one who the United coaching staff think highly of. At the center of the defense, they still think they need reinforcements, despite having the likes of Victor Lindelof and the aforementioned Maguire as their starters.
A name that has been heavily linked with the club is Napoli’s star Kalidou Koulibaly, but nothing is clear with the Senegalese right now. On the left-back, there is no clear name to take over following Luke Shaw’s injuries, but they need to improve that side of the pitch.
Something needs to change for Man. Utd. and they believe two windows spending big money could be the solution to their problems.