Manchester United’s disastrous season finally had a happy ending as the team won the FA Cup by defeating Crystal Palace last Saturday. Although they won the FA Cup, they failed to qualify for the Champions League and Louis Van Gaal is expected to depart and Jòse Mourinho, who is regarded as one of the finest managers is all set to take over. The club is going to offer him a 200 million transfer kitty to bring in 5 world class players which will help the club restore lost pride. Here are 5 players that Mourinho could sign when he begins his Mission Redevelopment at Old Trafford.
The Brazilian is a part of the lethal attacking trio of Barcelona which includes the likes of Suarez and Messi. He scored 31 goals and provided 16 assists in all the competitions this season. Neymar was Manchester United’s target since a long time, and with Jose Mourinho coming in, the transfer might happen in reality. Mourinho would be eyeing a move for the Brazilian in the transfer market and with the club ready to splash the cash, seeing Neymar in the Red Devils’ jersey could be become a possibility.
2.) William Carvalho
With Renato Sanches’ move to Bayern Munich, Carvalho is the next most highly coveted young midfielder in world football. In the past few years his name has appeared in the transfer column constantly. With United in need of a proper midfield, he could be on Mourinho’s radar. If this deal gets done, it would be a very positive move for the Manchester club.
3.) Gonzalo Higuain
Manchester United had a great defensive record this season, although there were no fixed faces in the rearguard. The problem that Manchester United faced was in their attacks. They are in a desperate need of goals. Lack of goals was the reason why United couldn’t finish in the top 4 of the Premier League.
Gonzalo Higuain, who broke the Serie A record for maximum goals in one season would be a perfect fit at Old Trafford. The Argentine, is the perfect striker that United need and is also Mourinho’s favourite. It will be an expensive transfer, but no amount is worth the Premier League glory that United have been waiting for.
4.) Zlatan Ibrahimovich
The PSG star’s contract expires at the end of this season and he could well be an invaluable free signing. “Form is temporary and Class is permanent”, he has epitomized this statement. Ibrahimovic with his attacking flare would be a great option for United. He recently rejected a 54 million a year transfer and is willing to go to China at 77 million a year. With United ready to let some money flow from the banks this move would very much be on the priority list of Mourinho.