Manchester United's exciting XI for 2022/23 with five potential new signings

Manchester United’s plans for next season appear to be taking shape with the Red Devils gradually making progress in the transfer market.

With that in mind, we can take an updated look at the vision Erik ten Hag may have for his Manchester United side, and how he could fit the potential new signings in.

Let’s take stock of where we are; Frenkie de Jong is on the verge of moving to United, with The Guardian reporting a fee has been agreed with Barcelona.

A contract has been offered to Christian Eriksen, The Athletic report, while Sky Sports report a fee has been agreed with Feyenoord to sign Tyrell Malacia.

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Separately, The Times reports United are looking to sign Lisandro Martinez once the other deals are done, and attempt to beat Arsenal to the defender.

The one final deal would be a move for Antony late in the window. The Brazilian is ‘determined’ to sign with United and we would anticipate this gets done, once United’s funds are bolstered with player sales.

This adds five players, who may not all be first choice starters right away – see Eriksen and Malacia – but for the purpose of seeing how they could fit in, we have taken a look at one way to do it.

XI for 2022/23 with five potential new signings

These additions in midfield, right wing, left-back and centre-back address weaknesses in key areas, and there are still further improvements to make.

The right-back position is still in need of a fix, although Erik ten Hag could look to try work with what he has, from Diogo Dalot, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Ethan Laird.

It’s also possible United require a more ‘destroyer’ type of midfielder alongside Frenkie de Jong in midfield, and there is a real need for cover for Cristiano Ronaldo up front.

But if United can get the five deals above all done, the team will have a real new look, and it will be solid progress for the first summer transfer window under Ten Hag.

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