Scouting For LVG – 3 Players That Manchester United Should Target This Summer

Louis Van Gaal

It has been a pretty amazing turnaround from Manchester United, they did not have the best of starts to the season and many kept on wondering if they did the right job in sacking David Moyes and bringing in the enigma that is Louis Van Gaal. To be fair, Van Gaal has been able to transform the club even though some of the signings haven’t really set the league on fire.

Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria are just the sort of players who could change the complexion of any game but they have been poor this season and have not provided any return on their rather large wages and in Di Maria’s case, large transfer fees. Robin Van Persie also looks like he is on his last leg at United and with the club selling Danny Welbeck, there is a lack of world class strikers at the club.

With money guaranteed to spend for Van Gaal at the end of the season, a good chunk if they make it into the Champions League, they would be looking to strengthen the squad and we look at 3 players, who they could target in the transfer window.

Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay

The 21-year-old has been a target for many clubs but it seems that Manchester United could be the ones who win the race for the signature of the young attacker. Depay has been at PSV since 2006 after progressing through the youth team. Gifted with pace and ability, he could be an extremely shrewd purchase by Van Gaal, similar to his team buying Danny Blind.

With the youngster willing to make a move to a bigger club to hone his talent, he could be the next big think at Manchester United.

Bruno Martins Indi

Apart from being a fantastic meme from the World Cup in 2014, Indi is a good, young defender who could be the answer to all the centre back problems Manchester United have had this season. Indi is only 23 years old and could become one of the best defenders if he gets the right coaching and that could come from the ex-Holland coach Louis Van Gaal.

While the entire footballing world keeps talking about the talent drain from Dortmund thanks to Klopp leaving, Indi could provide a more economical choice for a good centre back than Hummels or Subotic and could do well in the Premier League as he is built like a tank.

Robert Lewandowski


Probably a long shot but Manchester United do need a good striker and with Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola having a bit of a bust up with Lewandowski, he could be on his way out of the club. Pep has earlier gotten rid of strikers like Etoo, Zlatan and Mandzukic, so it would not come as a surprise if Robert was on sale next season.

The only stumbling block could be the price tag for the Polish striker, Bayern got him on a free so they would want a big transfer fee for the Polish but like Di Maria’s price, that should not be a problem for a club like Manchester United.

Written by Dinesh V

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