Three signings Manchester United could make to challenge Manchester City
Manchester United finished as runners-up in the English Premier League last season while their rivals Manchester City won the league in style. The club must spend more to compete with their city rivals and the current transfer window has given them the opportunity to do that.
So far, Manchester United have signed Fred, Lee Grant and Diogo Dalot but, surely, there is more to come if the Red Devils are to win the title this year.
Here are 3 transfers that can make Manchester United as strong as Manchester City.
One of the major targets of the summer transfer window for Manchester United, Alderweireld could be a key signing for the club. Jose Mourinho is keen to add strength to his defence and the want-away Tottenham star is among the best available options in the league. Alderweireld and Tottenham have failed to reach an agreement for a new contract yet as the Belgian is demanding a salary that the budget-ridden Spurs can’t afford.
United, on the other hand, can easily sign the player who has been among the best defenders in the league over recent years.
Luke Shaw, despite Mourinho’s lack of confidence in him, has managed to survive at the club but the former Southampton man is clearly not a part his plans. Numerous English clubs, including Manchester United, have been linked with a move for Juventus attacking full-back Alex Sandro and he is the sort of player that Mourinho should add to his team without blinking twice.
Sandro has the quality to solve the left-back problem for United on a long-term basis.
Mourinho is known to prefer certain types of players and Willian is one of them. The Chelsea attacker, who currently earns wages in the region of £120,000-a-week, is linked with a move to Barcelona, but Jose Mourinho can disrupt that by launching a Matic-like transfer approach. Willian and Mourinho have always been in each other’s good books and the two enjoyed a good relationship at Chelsea.
Hence, Mourinho should seek to sign Willian as the Brazilian is in the mould of players who work hard with and without the ball – a trait admired by the Manchester United boss.