Manchester United have impressed since the Premier League’s return in June and are the joint top form team for this period, with an impressive six victories and two draws.
Quite a feat considering the misery that resonated around Old Trafford mid-January following back to back losses against Liverpool and Burnley.
The purchase of Bruno Fernandes galvanised the Red Devils, and the team are now playing with a flair and confidence that their supporters have been missing since the heady days of Sir Alex Ferguson.
The last two Premier League games, however, have shown a team that looks to be struggling for confidence and form. With the relentless pace of the last six weeks has left little in the tank for the last push for a Champions League place. The need for quality additions to the squad has become more evident as we have reached the final few games…
Relentlessly linked with a move to Old Trafford all season. If United can avoid defeat against Leicester on the last day of the season, the reds may just secure his signature due to the guarantee of Champions League football.
Sancho has continued his fine Bundesliga form this season with 17 goals and 16 assists from 32 appearances and may well be the flying winger that United have been searching for.
Atletico Madrid’s defensive midfielder has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs this season, Manchester United being one of them.
Although Nemanja Matic has had a fantastic second half of the season he struggles to play two games a week and at 31, the club should be looking at a future replacement.
26-year-old Partey has impressed in La Liga and in the Champions League and with a 50 million euro release clause could well be an astute signing.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been rumoured to be targeting a left-footed centre back and Ake with his Premier League experience could be the perfect fit. The 25-year-old Dutch international is also a target for neighbours Manchester City. However, United could look to beat them to his signature with Bournemouth looking resigned to losing him this summer.
Injuries to Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams towards the end of the season, alongside Solskjaer’s reluctance to play Diogo Dalot has highlighted a lack of strength in depth in the full-back area. The Norwich right-back can also cover at left-back and with The Canaries being relegated he may be available at a good price.
Again another player continuously linked to Man United, the Aston Villa Captain has been the stand out star for The Claret and Blues this season. Grealish is versatile and can offer cover on both wings as well as attacking midfield, and at aged 24 offers much promise for the future. Refusing to offer assurance that his future remains at Villa and with relegation looking likely, Grealish looks highly likely to move clubs once the season closes.