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Manchester United transfers: Three in, three out

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As David Moyes prepares to take over at Manchester United, we take a look at six possible transfers likely to dominate the back pages this summer.

Do you agree with the potential targets? And what about those linked with an Old Trafford exit? Have your say in the comments box provided below. 

Out

Nani

The Portugese international has endured an inconsistent season this term, appearing in only 11 league games and slipping down the pecking order behind the likes of Antonio Valencia, Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck.

While there is no doubting the tricky winger's skill, it is often his inability to perform on a consistent basis which lets Nani down. With England starlet Wilfried Zaha joining the Red Devils this summer, it may be time for Nani to look for first-team football elsewhere.

Anderson

Big things were expected of the Brazilian midfielder when he joined Manchester United in July 2007. However, Anderson has never quite hit the heights that a £20 million price tag demanded.

Now 25-years-old and showing little signs of improvement after six seasons with the club, fans appear to be running out of patience with Anderson. With Michael Carrick also having an excellent season and the continued improvement of Tom Cleverley, it may be time for the club to cash in on a player that, some people may say, never fulfilled his potential.

Wayne Rooney

This will no doubt be one of the biggest transfer sagas of the summer.

Rooney has been one of United's most important players ever since joining the club from Everton as an 18-year-old. But with the superb form of Robin van Persie, Rooney's playing time has been restricted this season and so it's understandable that doubts around his long-term future have been raised.

One thing is for sure, though - Moyes is going to have a huge influence as to whether Rooney will still be a Manchester United player next season.

In

Marouane Fellaini

After it was announced that Moyes would take over as Manchester United manger, it was inevitable that some of Everton's star players would be linked with a move to the red half of Manchester.

Fellaini himself dropped a hint that he is considering his Everton future, stating that he wants to be at a club "where the manager really wants me", which has certainly put United at the front of the queue to sign the imperious Belgian.

This move would certainly make sense - the central midfield position is one that United need to strengthen following Paul Scholes' retirement and the long-term absence of Darren Fletcher.

United also have another big advantage, as Moyes will certainly know how much Fellaini's release clause is.

Robert Lewandowski

The Polish frontman has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, with Sir Alex Ferguson said to be a long-term admirer. That said, reports suggest Bayern Munich have all but won the race to the Polish striker's signature, so United must act fast if they are to avoid missing out on one of the most sought-after talents in Europe.

Much of this deal may depend on Rooney's future, as United already have four top strikers in Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck and Rooney. However, if Rooney does end up leaving United, Lewandowski would bring plenty of quality to an already strong United attack.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Could this deal really happen? It has been reported that Ronaldo is unhappy at Real Madrid and he has never denied his affection for Manchester United. But with two years remaining on his current deal, would Madrid really let Ronaldo leave after they paid a world record fee of £80 million in 2009?

The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, who Ronaldo said was "like a father" to him during his time at United has cast doubt over any potential move, although it is not yet clear whether this may affect Ronaldo's decision on returning to Old Trafford.

So, there we have it. Six possible transfers that could take place at Old Trafford this summer. How likely do you think they are? And who do you think United should be looking to sign this transfer window? Get in touch and have your say!

 

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