Manchester United midfielder Nani who was brought in with huge shoes of Ronaldo to fill in, has somewhat disappointed with his performance till now. With a new manager in charge of things, United will invariably look for a replacement of Nani in the summer transfer window. With the wing such a vital position in the United style of play what they need is a top class winger to take them to the next step and challenge for the ultimate goal in European football, the UEFA Champions League. Here we look at some of the wingers that United should look into consideration when they scour the market for Nani’s replacement.
1) Gareth Bale– The Tottenham Hotspurs man is on the priority list of many clubs and United will face steep competition from other top European sides for his signing. The midfielder who has fired 20 goals this season for Spurs and has singlehandedly kept them floating for a top four position will take this United side to a different level all together. His crosses are as lethal as his strikes and any manager in the world would want him to be in their side. But Bale will not come cheap for United and his price is expected to be in the region of £ 40m, only if he decides to leave his current club.
2) Arjen Robben– One of the most deadly wingers at the moment, this Bayern Munich man may be on the transfer list of his club for not sharing the same philosophies as his manager designated, Pep Guardiola. Although no confirmation of this news can be made till now, some hints were dropped by the club sources of selling him. But if United can capture this ex-Chelsea man, he will be a great asset for the club. With his ability to deliver pinpoint crosses from the bylines and his frequent attempts of cutting inside and shooting with his left foot, the goalkeepers are definitely going to have some nightmares.
3) Angel Di Maria– Christiano Ronaldo on the left and Di Maria on the right. The class of the player can very well be understood from this one statement which signifies the formation of the Real Madrid wings. He has been a prolific performer for his club, but of late his performance has been deteriorating a little bit, which have subjected him to some caustic wit of Mourinho. So maybe a change of club will help revive his career.