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5 Last-Second Signings Manchester United Should Consider

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United's officials have a lot of things to do and almost no time to do it, considering the English Premier League's transfer window is about to close in less than 48 hours.

The Red Devils haven't been able to land any big-name signings and they're likely to lose Romelu Lukaku, while Paul Pogba is still trying to force his way out of the team.

Therefore, they will have to pull off a miracle and spend a lot of money as soon as possible to continue reinforcing their squad if they want to compete for a title next year.

That's why today, we're going to let you know about the top 5 last-second signings they should consider doing right away, just like they did when they signed Anthony Martial from AS Monaco:

5. Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho claimed he won't play for Manchester United out of respect for Liverpool, but he also claimed he was happy at Anfield before orchestrating a move out of the team, and let's not forget that he played for Espanyol before joining Barcelona.

Coutinho has been far from his best since completing his move to Camp Nou but showed glimpses of the great player he was with his national team at the last Copa America. United wanted to get him earlier in the year, so perhaps they could still land him via loan.

4. Samuel Umtiti

Samuel Umtiti

Another Barcelona player makes our cut here, as Samuel Umtiti isn't likely to be heavily featured next season with Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet ahead of him in Ernesto Valverde's pecking order.

Umtiti was allegedly trying to leave Camp Nou at the end of last season as he got frustrated with the lack of playing time, and Eric Bailly's constant injuries have worried the team's officials. He'd still have Maguire and Lindelof ahead of him, but he'd be a nice insurance policy and English teams need more depth with their long seasons.

3. Fernando Llorente

Fernando Llorente

Fernando Llorente is currently a free agent and if they lose Romelu Lukaku, they'll need another striker that could back up Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, and Anthony Martial. Also, he wouldn't cost them a penny and would love the chance to stay in England.

Llorente is not the same deadly striker he once was but he's still a huge aerial threat and a proven scorer that always delivers when it matters the most. He'd be a low-risk high-reward signing for them even despite his age.

2. Mario Mandzukic

Mario Mandzukic

If Romelu Lukaku winds up completing his move to Juventus, United can't afford to go empty-handed from this deal, and now that their move for Paulo Dybala has reportedly fallen off, they must target Mario Mandzukic instead.

Mandzukic is strong, fast, and a proven winner. He loves to compete and is the kind of hard-nosed player they'll love in Old Trafford, and he won't be playing much for Juventus with Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Paulo Dybala on the team.

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1. Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen

But first and foremost, the Red Devils need to pull the trigger and sign Christian Eriksen right away, as the Danish playmaker has put his contract extension talks on hold and doesn't seem interested in staying with Tottenham following their UEFA Champions League loss.

Eriksen is one of the best midfielders in Europe right now and he'd be an insurance policy in case they end up losing Paul Pogba. However, they must act quickly, as Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane are also trying to sign him.