Prolific month of transfers lies ahead for Manchester United

Manchester United are set for a prolific month of transfers. The club have left no other choice.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to shake up the squad after a dismal end to the season.

Crucially he has made clear his intention to get the majority of the club’s spending done by time the club begin pre-season in July.

The Express claim Solskjaer wants five deals done by July 1. This leaves 30 days for a prolific spending spree.

June has recently been an active month for United. Jose Mourinho signed Eric Bailly on June 8 2016, making an early statement of intent.

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Last summer United signed Diogo Dalot on June 6 and Fred on June 21. It seemed to be shaping up for a busy summer, but this was as good as it got.

United cannot afford to be so laid back this time around. Major surgery is required on the squad.

While there still could be deals done between July 1 and the August 8 transfer deadline, the next 30 days are when the real business will take place.

Who could sign?

Swansea winger Dan James is widely expected to be United’s first signing, with The Mail reporting a move has been agreed. United are going to need another more proven winger too.

Centre-back is an area United need to improve, with Toby Alderweireld rumours popping up again over the last 24 hours, via The Mirror.

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Right-back needs addressing, and Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka may be the answer. Crystal Palace will want a big fee.

Central midfield really needs additions, especially after Ander Herrera’s departure. United needed to add a player in the position even before this.

Romelu Lukaku is being linked with an exit up front, which would prompt a need to replace him. Lyon’s Moussa Dembele has been touted as a potential solution, via The Sun.

Already it seems like time has been wasted in May. United need to crack on now, and start sealing deals. If not, there is a risk it will overlap into July, or not get done at all.
Ed, don’t let us down again.

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