Article: Manchester United’s Key Transfer Targets this Summer

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By Jonathan Lewis | June 9, 2022

Manchester United's main transfer targets this summer

For Manchester United fans, enjoying the support of their beloved club has truly been taken away from them. Giant in the football world, the Red Devils are in disarray after somewhat bleak No prize campaign. Even Ralph Rangnick couldn’t wait to leave the club, opting to take up his role as Austria manager sooner than initially anticipated.

Despite it being a season to be forgotten at Old Trafford, there is hope on the horizon. At Erik ten Hag, the club has a supervisor who is difficult to, in theory, raise the standards. Don’t make a mistake in this regard; The Dutchman will have to get it right if United have any chance of getting back to where they belong. Failure to get the players that both Tin Hag and the club hierarchy want could create another toxic atmosphere heading into the new season, along with lower expectations from fans as a result, which in turn will affect any of them. Sports betting The expectations, fueling negative debate online and in the stands, pose a real risk that one of the most famous clubs in the land could lag further behind the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.

With Manchester United expected to make many much-needed additions in the coming weeks, let’s take stock of some of the names that are currently being linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Ajax defender Timber is strongly linked

It is not uncommon for a new manager to raid a former club of trusted professionals. The defender who fits the bill immediately in this regard is Ajax Joren Timber, a young Dutch prospective baggage handler whom Erik ten Hag knows well. The 20-year-old can play at right-back and midfield and can replace the likes of Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire and Axel Tuanzebe. Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt and Villarreal’s Pau Torres also made a list of the goals that Erik ten Hag and those around him had set up at Old Trafford.

Pogba outside, de Jong inside?

After promising so much but in the end saving so little, Paul Pogba’s very disappointing time at Manchester United coming to an end. The Frenchman is expected to go, as Europe’s top clubs cast their eyes on a talented player whose career is clearly stagnating. With the emergence of Pogba’s departure, reports emerged indicating a move to Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong. The Dutchman is known by Ten Hag and is said to be over-required at the Camp Nou. But with the Champions League not being offered next season, could Manchester United lure relatively big names like the Barcelona star to the club? Besides De Jong, the Red Devils are associated with many other midfielders, such as Calvin Phillips from Leeds United, Declan Rice of West Ham and N’Golo Kante of Chelsea.

Darwin Nunez is a priority

Manchester United's main transfer targets this summer

United’s reliance on aging Cristiano Ronaldo to score most of the team’s goals simply cannot be sustained. That, combined with doubts about the futures of Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, combined with the impending departure of Edinson Cavani, means possession in the final third of the field is absolutely vital. The name already in the frame is Benfica’s Darwin Nunez, the young Uruguay international who has scored 34 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions. Nunez is attracting a lot of interest from some of Europe’s top clubs. If Manchester United fail to score, a number of other options may emerge. Players like Ajax’s Anthony, a winger, have been linked with a move to complement an already weak attack, along with Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez.

Jonathan Lewis is a sports writer for MFF