Manchester United XI featuring Harry Maguire and Ante Rebic
Manchester United haven’t been on their usual spending spree this summer. The Red Devils have resorted to just making three signings over the last two months. Jose Mourinho brought in the likes of Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant. The manager will be aiming to complete one or two more signings before the start of the new season.
The club have been linked with moves for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire and Eintracht Frankfurt winger Ante Rebic over the last few days. Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in signing a new centre-back this summer and has identified the Three Lions man as his primary target. The manager was also chasing Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic but has moved on to track Ante Rebic.
Manchester United are definitely going to have to bring in more additions to bolster the squad if the club intend to return to their glory days. The Red Devils were unable to mount a strong title challenge last time out and Mourinho will be aiming to do so this season.
Here we a take a look at how he could set up his team for the season, with reported targets Harry Maguire and Ante Rebic in the team.
Man United XI featuring Rebic and Maguire
David De Gea (GK)
The Spanish goalkeeper didn’t enjoy the best of World Cup campaigns but has been phenomenal for the Red Devils over the last few years. De Gea claimed the Premier League’s Golden Glove last season and will be aiming for a repeat performance this time around.
Antonio Valencia (RB)
Manchester United captain and the leader at the back. Valencia has been one of the most consistent players for the Red Devils through the years and will be aiming for another league title before age takes a toll on him.
Eric Bailly (CB)
The new signing proved to be impressive for United but suffered a number of injuries which kept him out of the side. He could play a crucial role this time around.
Harry Maguire (CB)
The England defender enjoyed a superb campaign for both club and country. He could be the Red Devils’ new leader at the back.
Luke Shaw (LB)
This could be the last chance for Shaw to prove himself. The former Southampton player should step up his game and show what he can bring to the squad.
Nemanja Matic (CDM)
Questions are still asked of Chelsea as to why they let go of Matic. The Serbian has been a dominant presence for the Red Devils and will be aiming for a better performance this time around.
Paul Pogba (RCM)
Pogba endured a lacklustre season last time out but the Frenchman is on the back of a World Cup win and could hit full throttle this year.
Fred was brought in this summer to probably provide some flair to the midfield. The Brazilian should be partnered with Pogba in midfield.
Alexis Sanchez (LW)
Sanchez took his time to find his feet at Old Trafford and finally did so towards the business end of the season. He could be back with a bang this year.
Romelu Lukaku (ST)
Manchester United’s leading goal scoring threat, Lukaku quashed his critics and defied all odds last season and could hit higher numbers this season.
Ante Rebic (RW)
The Croatian could be slotted at right-wing to offer support to Lukaku and Sanchez.