Just three new players have joined United so far this summer: Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, and Lisandro Martinez. United will be looking for their first victory of the season when they take on Liverpool on Monday night at Old Trafford. The team still requires more fresh faces, and some positions on the roster require strengthening.
The club's top objective is to improve its alternatives in central midfield, therefore they have contacted Real Madrid to see whether Casemiro would be open to moving to M16. Since May, United has been after Frenkie de Jong of Barcelona, and their attempts to sign Juventus' Adrien Rabiot have failed.
Accordong to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United will submit official proposal for Casemiro tonight in order to close the deal on Friday, talks are at final stage
Man United will submit a proposal for €60m fee plus €10m add-ons as Real Madrid are expected to accept.
Manchester United have offered Casemiro a long term contract valid until June 2026 plus option for further season, and he’s expected to accept.
It will take around 48h to complete medical tests and then prepare documents with Real Madrid to get it signed.
But United needs more players across the board, not just in midfield. They also need to bolster their right-back position, sign a new wide player, and bring in a new striker. There are still a ton of names being linked to moves to Old Trafford, as there usually is when it comes to United.
In light of this, MEN Sport has examined how United would line up at the end of the window if they acquire the three players in whom they are rumored to be interested.
Goalkeeper - David de Gea
De Gea, who made two costly mistakes against Brentford last Saturday despite having a slow start to the season, is probably going to continue to be Ten Hag's first choice shot-stopper. He had a successful season the previous year, but he needs some time to get used to Ten Hag's team's preferred style of play.
United is still being linked to goalkeepers who may replace the Spaniard and offer some competition after Dean Henderson left on loan to Nottingham Forest.
Defence - Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw
At the heart of defence, Skipper Harry Maguire will lead the central defence assisted by five Champions League winner Raphael Varane and both Dalot and Luke Shaw at the right back and left back respectively.
However, given that the Reds had added Martinez and Malacia to their left-back and center-back options this summer, they are unlikely to make any additional investments in those two positions.
Dalot, while having impressed throughout preseason, underperformed in the first two games, thus they are still in need of a right-back. Sergino Dest of Barcelona has been linked with a transfer to Old Trafford, but it's likely that United would have to send Aaron Wan-Bissaka on first, and that won't be easy.
Midfield - Casemiro, Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes
United must buy a midfielder before the market ends in a fortnight, regardless of what transpires. The biggest backlash the supporters have seen in years will occur if they don't do it, and for good reason.
The club's ongoing pursuit of De Jong by United serves as a stark reminder of how serious the issue is and how it cannot be ignored. If United were fortunate enough to get Casemiro, they would do so by acquiring one of the best defensive midfielders in the league.
He would provide United with the crucial defensive midfield support they sorely need. Unless they added a second midfielder to go with the Fred is likely to preserve his spot, with Fernandes playing more forward.
Attack - Ziyech ,Dembele and Jadon Sancho
The future of Cristiano Ronaldo will determine the composition of the front three at the endofthewindow. He wants to quit United before the bell, but the team insists adamantly that it is not their intention to sell him.
However, if he were to leave, even though they would still need another striker, United might assign the duty of setting the offensive line Lyon star Dembele According to the Manchester Evening News, United is still interested in the Frenchman and is considering making a deal for him before the deadline.
Dembele, a Frenchman who has begun the final year of his contract with Lyon, is reportedly a target for Ten Hag, according to The Manchester Evening News. The former Celtic striker had a 22-goal season last year in 36 games for the French team.
Ziyech is another player who might make an appearance at Old Trafford. Ten Hag is interested in the Ajax player because they previously collaborated at Ajax, but the board has qualms about signing Ziyech due to Ten Hag's interest in him.
Ziyech would be a likely starter if Ten Hag were to get his way, however, and sign the right-winger he is pursuing, pushing Sancho to the left. His best efforts while wearing a United jersey have occurred on that side of the field.
Erik ten Hag's dream United line-up: De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, Varane, Shaw; Casemiro, ChristianEriksen, Fernandes; Antony, Dembele, Sancho.
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