The signing of Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera means that Manchester United have already signed more players than they did last summer, when many predicted that they needed a massive overhaul if they were stay at or near the top. Those two signings have given the fans some much needed hope, ahead of a season in which the club will be hoping to get back to where they rightfully belong.
Although the two signings are just what the doctor ordered for the Red Devils, they certainly need plenty more of where that came from, if there are to stand a chance of competing for the League next season. There are still plenty of gaps to fill in the squad and it remains to be seen if Van Gaal can fill them all up before the start of the Premier League campaign.
Considering what Manchester United need and the positions that need strengthening, here are three key players that considerably improve the squad and make it one capable of winning the League. These three plans would be the final three pieces in the jigsaw and would certainly be enough to get the Red Devils not just into the top four, but with a fighting chance of winning the League as well.
The 25-year-old Borussia Dortmund centre back has been one of Germany’s key assets in Brazil. His all-round performance against France in the Quarter-final showed just why Hummels is regarded as one of the finest centre backs in the world at the moment. An excellent reader of the game, who times his tackles and interceptions to perfection, Hummels combines force and finesse to such great effect.
With the departure of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, the club is in dire need of an experienced centre back to marshal the defence and Hummels would be a perfect choice to do just that. Although the centre back has claimed that he is happy at Dortmund, if Manchester United can agree a fee with the club, then the defender would be open to the move. Van Gaal is a keen admirer of the centre back, who started his career at Bayern Munich when the Dutchman was the manager and that might just prove to be enough to bring him to Manchester.
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