Manchester United have finished their January transfer window without many issues. In fact, it was a positive one, as the club tied Anthony Martial to a new contract and had Marouane Fellaini sold to Chinese Shandong Luneng. But with every start of February, there is a reminder that the summer will be close soon enough,
That means planning for the next summer is in full swing. Today, we will be discussing four players Manchester United should be at least looking at until the end of the season and maybe try and get them during summer. We only looked at players at the age of 25 or under and only those Man United clubs could realistically get from other Premier League teams.
That is why there are no players from top six clubs…
Okay, what do Man United need right now? I mean, after centre-back? Yes, Man United need a right-back. Diogo Dalot seems to be an interesting player, but the team will need more than him, especially since Antonio Valencia will leave the club and Matteo Darmian is a decent, but nothing more than that.
That is why we chose Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka. He is English, just 21 and is putting an incredible season in his first Premier League campaign. The latter part might sound risky, but he truly has been nothing short of spectacular. His 3.8 successful tackles per 90 and 2.4 interceptions per 90 are incredible, but also his tackles’ success rate of 93 percent is the best example of why he would be great defensive option. But he is not just that – Wan-Bissaka is pacey and can get forward to inflict the damage in final third.
The Portuguese player is another right-back. Getting Wan-Bissaka might not be the easiest thing as Palace will play hardball, but getting Pereira might be a bit easier simply because there is less talk about him at the biggest clubs, which could mean less competition. Pereira has been really good at a long-term-wise stable club and his output of two goals and three assists is more than many expected.
Sure, Leicester could play hardball too, like they did with Harry Maguire last summer, but if United want a right-back used to Premier League that could push Dalot, Pereira could be the one.
Manchester City were mentioned to be interested in West Ham player, but that is not the reason he is on this list. The 20-year old is very talented and has only played as a defensive and central midfielder under Manuel Pellegrini. His real position prior to this season was mostly at centre-back. Whichever United would need from him, he could be very good.
In defensive midfield he would be resembling a centre-back playing in a higher position, probably to complement a more technical player alongside him. At centre-back, he has enough ball-playing quality, but also the usual tactical astuteness to play there too. Versatility is quite useful these days. Though, the price tag might be a really great one.