Manchester United’s failure to win a trophy last season has placed immense pressure on Jose Mourinho to make significant changes in the team. In a season where their arch-rivals Manchester City dominated the English Premier League, the Red Devils settled for an uninspiring second-place finish. The results speak for themselves and Mourinho must strive to get United back to the top again.
Jose Mourinho needs to spend big this summer to secure a few key additions to his squad. With that in mind, let’s take a look at three former transfer targets who could get Manchester United back on track.
The French superstar was on the verge of joining Manchester United last year but a transfer ban on Atletico Madrid changed the whole scenario and the player had to stay back. Now, the ban has been lifted and Griezmann should be available in the market. He has a release clause of £88m and hence, Mourinho must leave no stone unturned to bring the player to Old Trafford.
Antoine is among the best footballers on the planet right now. In fact, the Frenchman has consistently provided a tough fight to some of Europe’s best players.
The attacker also played a crucial role for Atletico last season as the La Liga giants lifted the Europa League trophy. His presence would inject some winning mentality to improve a drab United attack.
Another world-class attacker who has been linked to Manchester United in recent years is Gareth Bale. And given the lack of firepower in the attacking department, the Welshman must be a top target for United this summer.
Over the course of the last season, Bale found himself below the likes of Marco Asensio, Isco and even Lucas Vasquez in the pecking order and that could tempt him to look for options elsewhere.
Bale’s exploits in the Premier League with Tottenham in the past should be enough to convince Mourinho to pursue the Real Madrid man.
The versatile Tottenham player has been linked with Manchester United time and again but no move has materialised yet.
Dier is a player who could truly help strengthen various positions for United. He can slot into the backline and also in the midfield and given his English pedigree, the 24-year-old seems like a promising target for the Red Devils.