The headlines have been plastered with Manchester United being seriously linked to a number of European superstars. Jadon Sancho, Philippe Coutinho, Donny Van De Beek, David Alaba and even Lionel Messi. So are the fans being set up for disappointment if they only come away with these two much more realistic signings?…
Solskjaer has expressed an interest in improving his squad by signing new players. But has also demanded that they are in it for the right reasons and that their mentality is in check. So not to disrupt the fragile state of the squad’s psyche that Solskjaer has been worked so hard to implement. This could be where his problem lies with bringing in expensive world talent.
However, the integration of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bisakka has given Man Utd a degree of solidarity and consistency. Both were which acquired for other Premier Leagues sides…
Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish has been loosely linked with a move to Old Trafford previously. But after he scored a wonderful goal in said stadium earlier on last season he has been linked much heavier.
Grealish, 24, would fit the mould that we have seen Solskjaer go with in previous transfers. He is young, British and hungry to take his game to the next level. And now being Premier League proven he has more to put on his resume.
Bournemouth’s Welsh winger David Brooks would snatch up the opportunity to join the Reds, having just been relegated to the Championship. Brooks would be the back-up option should the negotiations for Jadon Sancho fall through with Borussia Dortmund.
Although these two youngsters would add something unique to Man Utd, they might not necessarily make the same leap they would had they signed one of the aforementioned top European talents. At least, not immediately.
So should Man Utd only come away with these two Premier League stars, frustration amongst the fanbase is likely to rile up. Potentially hindering the progress of the new signings.
Man Utd have achieved Champions League football and have shown to be a project worth considering being a part of. Therefore it is likely that they have the pull to lure in most or all players, they just need to cough up the cash to get them.