With the transfer deadline looming, here are two brilliant deadline day signings that will keep Man Utd fans hopeful until the final minutes of the window.
Man Utd has massively improved their squad this summer. With a £130million defensive overhaul of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire, Man Utd have patched up two positions which have held them back for well over 5 years.
Also, Welsh winger Daniel James has proved to be a promising signing for the Reds, a £15million gem.
However, Man Utd fans are calling out for a midfielder. Without Paul Pogba, Man Utd’s best midfielder is the yet to be proven Scott McTominay. Due to the invisible performances of Fred and the inconsistency of quality in Andreas Pereira.
Paul Pogba could leave, get injured, refuse to play or completely lack in form. Which means Man Utd’s midfield would be outplayed by almost any team in the Premier League. They even struggled against Norway’s Kristiansund until Matic left the field and the World Cup-winning Frenchman came on.
So chin up Reds, we could still see this Man Utd team have a fighting chance of top four if they can bag a deadline day deal. Just like they did with these two…
The Dutchman joined Man Utd on the deadline day of the summer ’14 transfer window. Whilst serving the club for four years, Daley Blind was incredibly underrated during his spell. Able to play full-back, centre-back and around central midfield, Blind saved Man Utd who faced several injuries throughout this period.
Costing the club around £15million from Ajax and returning for a similar fee, Blind was as versatile, hardworking professional who most fans would have loved to see still playing for Man Utd last season.
Possibly the best signing Manchester United ever made. Rooney dedicated his career to Man Utd, through the ups and downs. Being one of the most prolific players to step out onto Old Trafford, it proves that deadline day transfers of this calibre can happen, and aren’t always ‘panic buys’.
Man Utd fans should keep faith that a deadline day transfer could come in to fix the midfield. Even if a player who isn’t at the top of your list arrives, support them. But if Man Utd don’t bring in a midfielder, they may as well kiss goodbye to Champions League football and say hello to a battle for 6th place against Leicester and Wolves.